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SCOVILLE FAMILY RECORDS 



A PRELIMINARY BROCHURE 



COMPILED BY 

CHARLES R. EASTMAN 



1910 



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" No true man can trace the blood in his veins to a man who has earned bread and home and 
education for his children, by honest toil in any capacity, however humble, without a feeling 
of just pride. — President J. F. Titttle. 



PREFATORY NOTE 

The present compilation represents merely an initial, not a final attempt to 
trace the early history and assemble the vital records of the Scoville family of 
Connecticut, understanding thereby the progeny of the two original English 
immigrants Arthur and John Scovil, presumably brothers, who settled in 
Connecticut Colony during the latter half of the seventeenth century. 
from the local histories of Waterbury, Torrington and Cornwall, very little 
genealogical or biographical information regarding members of this race can 
be found in print, and the task of collecting materials for a detailed account of 
the different branches is correspondingly great. 

In view of the large number of descendants of the first Scovil families in 
Connecticut, and in view of the interest evinced among them in tracing various 
lineages back to their common source, or to the original center of dispersal in 
this country, it has been deemed advisable to publish a brief outline of the his- 
tory of the first few generations, anticipating that this summary will serve as a 
nucleus for the accumulation of further records, and at the same time 
point de depart, or foundation, for a more elaborate memorial later on. If 
this sketch shall succeed in preparing the way for a comprehensive Scoville 
family genealogy it will have fulfilled its purpose, and the present brochure 
may be considered as introductory to it. 

The vital statistics which have been thus far accumulated have involved 
the expenditure of a large amount of time, effort and resources on the part of 
several individuals, all members of or closely affiliated with the family, who have 
joined in the undertaking from purely disinterested motives, in part out of a 
sense of filial piety, but chiefly with the aim of rendering a lasting service to 
others by rescuing historical facts from oblivion and presening them in printed 
form. Herein is exemplified the truth of Lord Bacon's saying that "out of 
monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, records and evidences, frag- 
ments of stories, passages of books, and the like, we do save and recover some- 
what from the deluges of time." 

Among those who have been actively engaged for a number of years in gather- 
ing materials for a Scoville family genealogy should be mentioned Hon. Freder- 
rick J. Kingsbury of Waterbury, one of the collaborators of the recently pub- 
lished history of that place, and author of a long series of valuable historical 
contributions. Under his supervision and auspices is now being compiled a 



complete genealogy of the Waterbury branch, intended to include all the de- 
scendants of Sergt. John Scovil ; and a similar work embracing the descend- 
ants of Arthur 1 of Middletown is being prepared by Mr. Edward A. Clay- 
pool of Chicago, in behalf of Mr. C. B. Scoville, also of that city. It is hoped that 
eventually the records of the Haddam and East Haddam branches may be 
assembled with equal care and thoroughness, and the results published either 
as a companion-work to the above, or included within the limits of the same 
volume. 

For valuable assistance in collecting materials that are now made available 
and will shortly be published as a continuation of this brochure, acknowl- 
edgments are due to the following-named persons: Messrs. Homer W. Brain- 
ard and William H. Scoville, both of Hartford; Mrs. Jennie M. Scoville Wheeler, 
of Torrington; Mr. Albert H. Wilcox, of Meriden; Judge L'Hommedieu, of 
Deep River, Connecticut; Mr. Edward T. Scovill, of Cleveland, Ohio; and 
Mr. Barclay A. Scovil, formerly of New York City, now of Gagetown, New 
Brunswick. The last-named was at one time engaged in preparing a history 
of the Waterbury branch, and has generously offered to place all of the data 
at his command in the hands of the present compiler. It is hoped that others 
will be inspired by his example to do likewise, and all persons having ances- 
tral records in their possession or capable of aiding the investigation in other 
ways are cordially invited to enter into correspondence with the undersigned 



Charles Rochester Eastman 



Harvard University. 
Cambridge, Mass. 
March, 75, iqio. 



SCOVILLE FAMILY RECORDS. 
I. ORIGIN AND EARLY HISTORY. 

Like leaves on trees the race of man is found; 
Another race the following spring supplies; 

They fall successive and successive rise; 

So generations in their course decay, 

So flourish these, when those have past away. 

— Pope's Homer. 

The Scoville family is one of great antiquity in England, where it has con- 
tinued to survive since the time of the Norman Conquest. As remarked by 
the historian Freeman, "a local surname taken from a place in Normandy 
is a sure sign of Norman descent; and it is the only sure sign." The surname 
of Scoville, with its more frequent variants of Scovill and Scovell, is an example 
of this class, being derived by leading British authorities, such as Lower, Bard- 
sley, Barber and others, from the village of Escoville in the arrondissement of 
Caen, Normandy. From this neighborhood are supposed to have come the 
families of Radulf and Humfrey de Scoville, who are proved by ancient records 
to have been extensive landowners in Wilts and Somersetshire respectively 
during the thirteenth century, and whose forebears were probably rewarded 
with grants or domains following the Conquest. It is of interest to recall that 
the Abbey of St. Etienne at Caen, founded by William the Conqueror, also 
held land in Somersetshire, as declared in the Domesday Survey of 10S6. 

The name of de Scoville is included in the Hundred Rolls of 1273. and as 
set forth in an early Visitation of Somersetshire, the aforementioned Humfrey 
was "seized of the manor of Brockly" in that county. A partial pedigree 
of this line is given in the Genealogist for 1897 (n.s., vol. xiv, p. 256-7). That the 
patronymic flourished especially in Dorsetshire from the thirteenth century on- 
ward is witnessed by its frequent recurrence in land and probate records of that 
county, the earliest entry relating to one John de Scovill temp. Henry III 
(1253-4), who was tenent of two virgates and three acres of land in La Linche 
(Feet of Fines, Dorset Records, vol. 5, p. 101. LaLinche = Lynch. Sussex\ 
A "Richard Scovile gent, of Dorchester, co. of Dorset," is mentioned iiva will 
dated 1641 (New Eng. Reg., vol. 47, p. 107), and an Elizabeth appears under date 



of 1664 in the probate registry at Blandford, Dorset. The Archdeaconry Court 
of the same county mentions also a Samuel Scovill at Owermoigne in 1600; 
and a number of Scoville marriages are included in Dorset and Wiltshire paro- 
chial registers from the 1 6th century onward. The following entries are found in 
the Sturminister-Marshall Register (1 563-1694) as printed in the seventh vol- 
ume of the Dorset Record Series (1901): 



Anno 1565, May 13. 
1572, Decbr. vii. 

1578. March x 
1580, Apr. xvi 
1582, June xxiiii 

1599. Apriell xix 

1565, July xxv 
1569, January xi. 
1604, March x. 
1618, Septemb. 7. 
1629, Jan. 19 

1576, February xiii 

1579, Octobr. xxv 
1592, Feb: 



1598, June xxii. 
1602, May iii. 

1606, June xix. 
1626, Octob. 23. 



Christoinges. 

Ann Scovell, daughter to Thomas Scovcll, baptised. 
Joane Bason, daughter of Gorge Bason, baptised. 

(Was wife of Charls Scovell). 
Margery Schovell daughter of Thomas Schovell, baptised. 
Anne Skovell Daughter of Tomas Schovel (Taylor). Baptised. 
Avice, daughter of Thomas Skovell (Taylor) . 

baptysed (3d Child wife of Geo. Lymington). 
Margaret, Daughter of Charl. Schovell baptysed. 

Burials 
Thomas Schovell, buryed. 
Andrew Schovell, buried. 
Charles Schovell, buried. 
Joane, the wyffe of Thomas Scovell, buried. 
Mary Scovell, widdow, buryed. 

Weddinges. 
Thorns Schovell and Joane Vynehorn, Mar. 
Thorns Colyse and Agnes Schovell, maryed. 
William Plowman & Ann Scovell, iuvenes, were marryed. 
Thomas Plowman, his ffather, & Mary Sanford, maiden, 

marryed. 
Charles Schovell and Mary Jumper, Mar. 
Allyn Evemay of Winterborne & Margerie Schovell of Stur- 

minister, Maried. 
Richard Haysom & Ann Schovell, Maryed. 
Wm Small & Margaret Schovell, Marrd. 



For the benefit of those interested in heraldry a word may be said as to the 
coat of arms borne by the ancient Somersetshire house — that of Humfrey de 
Scoville and his descendants. The armorial bearings are thus indicated in 
the heraldic Visitation of Somersetshire in 1623: "Or, a fess gules between 
3 mascles azure" (p. 47).* That the Scoville and Schofield families possess 
a common ancestral origin may be not unreasonably inferred from the similar- 

*The following note is extracted from the introduction to America Heraldica, p. xi: 
"In Great Britain, the records of the London College of Heraldry (for England) easily 
settle almost all doubtful questions, with the aid of the old Heralds' Visitations. These were 
made for the purpose of examining the right by which the persons within the respective heral- 
dic provinces bore arms or were styled Esquires or Gentlemen. The results of these official 



ity of their arms, the Schofield insignia being as follow 
General Armory: "Argent, a fesse between 3 bull's heads coup 
Furthermore, although crests are of later origin in heraldry than an 
devices, it is to be noted that those of the Schofield, Scoffield, Scobbell and 
Scobhill families all consist of a fieur-de-lys, either singly or in composition 
with some other emblem, as for instance, a demi-lion rampant. I his 1 
dence points clearly to the survival of ancient Gallic tradition ttions 

or connections. 

Among feudal coats of arms, mascles disposed on either side of the 
are an uncommon charge. Theirsignificanceisthusexplainedby Sir John I 
as quoted in Guillim's Display of Heraldry, 1724: "A Mascle in Armoury i- 
a Representation of the Mash of a net, signifying the Bearer thereof in a Field, 
Gules, to have been most prudent and politick in the Stratagems of War-, foi 
that the Field is dedicated to Mars. The Bearing of Mascles therefore is of 
greater honour than many other Charges are, that in vulgar Estimation are 
more accounted of." From other sources one learns that in heraldry the leo- 
pard represents "those brave and generous warriors who have performed some 




bold enterprise with force, courage, promptitude and activity;" hence the ap- 
propriation and subsequent registration, which is permissible, of a crest in 
the form of a "leopard's h&&6.jessant-de-lys" would be a fitting accompaniment 
of the authorized Scoville coat of arms. The figure that is here given of a con- 
ventional design of this nature is reproduced from Vinycombe's Fictitious and 

inquiries were carefully collected, and subsequently recorded in the College of Heralds. The 
earliest Visitation which we possess took place in 1528-29, by order of a commission."' 

Among the numerous coats of arms figured in the plates of the work just cited, mascles 
appear only in those of the Geer, Bethune and Quincy families. The Bethune arms are quar- 
tered with those of Balfour (Scotland), but are not otherwise dissimilar from the Scoville 
achievement. The Bethunes are of very ancient French origin, and best known to Bostonians 
through an alliance with the Faneuils. In England, the Domalton family of Herefordshire 
has armorial bearings of essentially the same pattern as the Scoville achievement, there being 
however, a fess between six mascles azure. 



Legendary Creatures in Art (p. 197). Finally be it noted that it is in keeping 
with olden time traditions of the family that orders of knighthood should have 
been conferred upon several British subjects by the name of Scovell during 
the last hundred years in recognition of distinguished military services. One 
of them, Sir George Scovell, was aide-de-camp to Wellington at the battle of 
Waterloo. 

It is impossible to say whether any significance attaches to the fact that the 
name was first transplanted to this country at about the time of the Restora- 
tion in England. The probablities are that the two original colonists who can 
be traced with certainty, Arthur and John Scovil, came from Dorset, which 
appears to have been at that period a leading stronghold of the Scoville family 
as well as of some others who emigrated to New England shortly after the 
Restoration in 1660. A tradition is preserved in the Granger family, accord- 
ing to information furnished by Mr. Edward T. Scovill of Cleveland, that the 
original Granger and Scoville emigrants crossed over seas together, and more- 
over, came from the same neighborhood in the south of England. That the 
center of dispersal was in either Dorset or Devonshire, both of which counties 
are contiguous to Somersetshire where the house of Humfrey from Escoville 
early acquired possessions, as we have seen, appears probable from the fre- 
quency of the name, and also from a statement to be found in the Granger 
genealogy, to the effect that Joanna, wife of Launcelot Granger, the emigrant 
ancestor, was born in 1634 in Devonshire, although the record is silent as to her 
husband's birthplace. However that may be, within comparatively few years 
after becoming established in their new homes, both families struck firm 
roots in virgin soil, gained a strong foothold in the vigorous young Colony of 
Connecticut, and from this base began to spread outward in all directions as 
soon as fresh territory was opened up for settlement. 

One has only to consult Trumbull, Palfrey, Bancroft and other historians 
to become impressed with the fact that the early settlers, especially of the river 
towns of Connecticut, were a goodly company of fine English stock, splendid 
material for colonization. Many of them, indeed, are said to have been "per- 
sons of figure who had lived in England in honor, affluence and delicacy and were 
entire strangers to fatigue and danger. ' ' Nevertheless, transplanted to a then re- 
mote and hostile region, exposed to severe hardships and constant danger of 
attack by the warlike Pequots and Narragansetts * these people developed a 

* The following paragraph, from E. M. Bacon (loc. cit.) has reference to the Pequot and Nar- 
ragansett wars: "The sum of the war's results to the colonists was grave. Of the able-bodied 
men in the colonies affected, one in twenty had been killed or died of wounds, and the same 
proportion of families had been burnt out of their homes. At least thirteen towns had been 
wholly destroyed; others had been sorely damaged. More than 600 houses, near a tenth part 
of New England, had been burned. "There was scarcely a family in which some one had not 

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physical hardihood and strength of moral fibre thai has rant. ,llr,l, 

never excelled. In this connection it is pertinenl to recall hr Dwig 
vation of a hundred years ago, that " the inhabitants of this Vallej 

sessed a common character, and in all the different States through which it 
extends resembled each other more than their fellow* Ltizens on thee 
bled them." This similarity he ascribed to their descent, their education, their 
local circumstances, and their mutual interests. " People," he si irl>. 

"who live on a pleasant surface and on a soil fertile and easy of cultivation, 
usually possess softer dispositions and manners than those who from inhabit- 
ing rougher grounds acquire rougher minds and coarser habits. Even the beauty 
of the scenery becomes a source of pride as well as of enjoyment." Further, 
he continues, "steadiness of character, softness of manners, a disposition to 
read, a respect for the law and magistrates, a strong sense of liberty blended 
with a strong sense of the indispensable importance of energetic government," 
were all predominant traits in this region. 

The history of a single family being inseparably interwoven with the history 
of the community of which it forms a part, it is instructive to take into account 
the civic, religious, economic and physical conditions amid which former gen- 
erations wrought out their careers, noting some of the influences that w< 
work, for the most part unconsciously, in shaping their character and moulding 
their physique. We can only pause to notehere that during the first half of the 
eighteenth century, Connecticut history is remarkable for the stead}' growth 
of the colony in trade, population and prosperity, and quick increase of towns. 
Throughout this period, in the language of Henry Cabot Lodge," Connecticut 
was the most peaceful, the most prosperous and the happiest of the colonies. 
Her schools flourished, her towns throve, the franchise was extended, K e 
tion improved, debt avoided, faithful magistrates continued long in office, and 
great attention paid to everything calculated to improve the welfare of the pe< >- 
pie." It was here that, as happily expressed by Andrews (The River Towns 
of Connecticut), "the English sense and mother- wit, sharpened on the Dutch 
grindstone, laid the foundation for the future Yankee shrewdness, so prover- 
bial in all New England, and peculiarly so in the land of steady habits." 

We have mentioned the Connecticut river towns as being the original seat 

suffered." Six hundred men, most of them in the prime of life, and twelve tried captains, had 
fallen on the battle-field; more, surviving the conflict, bore scars of their desperate encounters. 
The cost of the war, in expenses and losses, reached a total of half a million dollars, truly an 
enormous sum for the few of that day." 

For a sketch-map showing location of the Old Connecticut Trails (from Boston to Hart- 
ford via Woodstock, Springfield, etc.), see Granger Family Genealogy. Reference should be 
made also to F. J. Kingsbury's essay on "The Pequot Fight," pvblished 1S95 by the Societ) 
of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut. 



of the Scoville family* and center from which it radiated outward, but chieily 
westward, on this side of the Atlantic. Hartford itself is not known to have 
claimed any of the first Scovil families among its early residents, but instead we 
have to look to its daughter-settlements of Farmington and Waterbury, where 
John Scovil became successively a proprietor in both before removing with 
his three younger sons to Haddam. The other towns in the Valley region of 
interest to students of Scoville family history are Middletown, whither Arthur 
removed from Boston in 1670; the two Haddams; parish of Hadlyme, in the 
southern part of East Haddam; Lyme as it was originally bounded, and the 
towns that have since been taken from it; and similarly in the case of Saybrook 
before it was subdivided. Add to these the neighboring places of Guilford 
and Meriden-Wallingford on the west, with Colchester and its subdivisions 
on the east, and we shall have covered practically all of the early Scovil sites 
in the lower Valley region. Those interested in the local history of these towns 
will do well to consult the references given in the Bibliography of Connecticut 
Local History, published in one of the recent bulletins of the New York State 
Library (Albany, 1900), together with articles that have appeared during the 
last few years in the Connecticut Quarterly Magazine. The work by Edwin M. 
Bacon on the Valley of the Connecticut also contains much interesting infor- 
mation, especially the concluding chapters. Those who have not personally 
experienced the charms of this delightful region may gather an impression of 
the quiet beauty of the scenery from the following bit of description by John 
Fiske, who w T rote from youthful recollection: 

About eight miles north of Middletown as the crow flies, there stands an old house of enter- 
tainment known as Shipman's tavern, in bygone days a favorite resort of merry sleighing 
parties, and famous for its fragrant mugs of steaming flip. It is now a lonely place; but h 
you go up behind it into the orchard and toil up a hillside among the gnarled fantastic apple- 
trees, a grade so steep that it almost invites one to all-fours, you suddenly come upon a scene 
so rare that when beheld for the twentieth time it excites surprise. I have seen few sights 
more entrancing. The land falls abruptly away in a perpendicular precipice, while far below 
the beautiful River flows placidly through long stretches of smiling meadows such as Virgil 
and Dante might have chosen for the Elysian fields. 

Little wonder is it that this region, early discovered to have been "excel- 
lently watered and liberal to the husbandman,' ' should have proved attractive 
to pioneer colonists who had left close kindred and friends behind in the mother 

* In a similar way the Schotield family in this country — descendants of Richard Schofield 
of Stamford — obtained a permanent foothold in Fairfield County as early as the middle of 
the seventeenth century, and became prominent and populous there shortly afterwards. No 
near connection can be proved to exist between this race and the emigrant Scovil ancestors, 
though they are probably all derived from the same English stock. John Scobell of Boston, 
mentioned in Lechford's Notebook (1639-40), is not known to have left descendants. 



country, and had journeyed overland from Massa< hi to found 

homes in the wilderness. What recollections of the distal 

what anecdotes, what tales of stirring times and other folk . 

in the fatherland that remained ever dear, were conjured up by I 

in his declining days, to help beguile his grandchildren's fan* yof 

evening, when they crowded around him and asked to be told the oft-1 

story of their "elder kin"! Love of ancestry must surely have !«•• 

from such discourses, and a feeling of just pride in one's family history handed 

down from that day to this. 

We have spoken of the early dispersal of descendants of the original Scoville 
stock in Connecticut, and referred briefly to the influence of physical condi- 
tions. One word further on this subject and we will have terminated our re- 
marks on this head. The Waterbury and Middletown branches of the Scoville 
family did not begin to move rapidly nor in considerable numbers from their 
original homes, nor did they move very far, until after the third or fourth 
generation from John and Arthur, when a notable exodus took place into 
New York State and the Western Reserve country — or New Connecticut — as 
Ohio was then called. Not so, however, with the East Haddam branch, which 
begins with the sons of Stephen," of Hadlyme parish, to move northward into 
New Hampshire and Vermont, eastward as far as Acadia, westward to Litch- 
field county and beyond, and eventually southward. It is noteworthy that 
those who made homes for themselves in Litchfield county, *the so-called 
"mountain colony" of Connecticut and last portion of its territory to be occu- 
pied, were progenitors of a prolific and virile stock. Who shall say that this 
fact is not dependent in large part upon environment? For it is eminently true 
of the Litchfield region that "its air is health-giving, and the physical energy 
called out in struggling with its difficulties for the means of living has been 
naturally correlated with the development of a corresponding mental and moral 
force in its inhabitants." 

*Litchfield, writes one historian, "owed much of its dignity and distinction to the Lyme 
men who were among its early settlers — Col. Sheldon, High Sheriff Lynde Lord, King's Attor- 
ney Reynold Marvin, Col. Julius Deming and others." Of-Lyme itself, says another writer 
(Mrs. Martha J. Lamb in Harpers for February, 1876) ; "it was settled by an active, sensible, 
resolute and blue-blooded people who gave to it a moral and intellectual character it has never 
outgrown. Its climate is one of perfect health, and its people live to a great age."' 



II. THE IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS IN CONNECTICUT. 

" It is thus that the study of genealogy teaches us the responsibilities of life. ... To 
weave together the fading dates of old manuscripts with the traditions that have survived 
sleeping generations, until the joy and the tears, the quaint speech and early piety, stand out 
upon the tapestry in the semblance of a living man — this gives a pleasure which only he who 
has stood at the loom can feel and understand." — C. K. BOLTON. 

Having spoken in the foregoing chapter in rather general terms, we may now 
inquire more particularly into the immediate families of the first settlers. As 
already remarked, the original Scovil colonists in this country who can be traced 
with certainty are two in number, Arthur and John, in all probability brothers, 
although positive proof of their relationship is lacking. Whether or not these 
twain had a brother or other near kinsman named William, answering to that 
William Scovil who is mentioned by Dr. Field in his Statistical Account of 
Middlesex County (1S19, p. 65) as one of the early settlers of Haddam, is 
perhaps an open question. Supposing such a question were put forward for 
discussion, it would seem almost immediately to be answered in the negative 
in view of the total silence of public records relating to such a person, or to the 
family of any person by that name, either at Haddam or elsewhere in Connec- 
ticut Colony at so early a period (1668) as that assigned to the alleged pioneer 
of Dr. Field's history. Moreover, the same author makes no mention of this 
person or other Scovil pioneer, in his companion- work on the history of Haddam. 
One is at liberty, therefore, to conclude that the Rev. Dr. Field was mistaken 
in locating a William Scovil at Haddam previous to the last decade of the sev- 
enteenth century. 

To return then to Arthur 1 and John" Scovil, who first appear of record in 
the year of 1662 and 1666 respectively, the former in Boston, where he continued 
to reside for several years, and the latter at Farmington. John may have pro- 
ceeded first to Hartford, where his father-in-law Thomas Barnes lived for many 
years prior to his removal to Farmington. At any rate, it was at the last- 
named place that John Scovil became head of a family, and there he remained 
for a dozen or more years, but removed shortly before 1680 to Waterbury, 
and some time about 1686, or perhaps a little before, to Haddam. The land he 



bought at Haddam was purchased from one John Hannison, and tl 
known to have died in Hartford in 1687, after having sold his hon • 
rights in Haadam and moved away. As to the relati oi Arthui 

John Scovil, the latter was very probably the younger, sim e he man 
than Arthur, who survived him by a few year-, Aside from the inherent 
ability that these two were brothers, having located in th< 
region at about the same time, there are traditions among various bram 
their descendants to that effect; and as long ago as the middle of the lasl 
tury it was observed that members of the Waterbury and Middletown-Meriden 
branches resembled one another in certain physical characteri-ti< 5. For in- 
stance, under the latter head the possession of unusually large and piercing 
black eyes was recognized then, as it is in some degree even now, as a - ommon 
Scoville characteristic. With this were associated medium height and on the 
whole compact rather than slight proportions. 

It is now in order to consider the families of these two emigrant ancestors, 
Arthur and John, and for sake of convenience we will begin with the younger, 
whose progeny it is proposed to sketch here only in briefest outline. Those 
desirous of tracing the descendants of Sergt. John" of Waterbury are referred, 
pending the publication of Mr. Kingsbury's researches, to the two extant 
histories of that place. Nothing has yet been published regarding the descend- 
ants of William 2 and Benjamin 2 of Haddam, aside from fragmentary data 
contained in the Haddam Church anniversary volume, edited by Mr. Lewi.-. 

John Scovil, known to have been an early settler of Farmington and a 
proprietor there in 1672, married Sarah, daughter of Thomas Barnes of that 
place March 29, 1666. The name of "John Scovel's wife" is included in the 
list of persons who w r ere "of full communion" in the church at Farmington 
under date of March 1, 1679-80 {New Eng. Reg., vol. 12, p. 24; also 
New Britain, p. 14); but not far from this time John exchanged Farmington 
for Waterbury as a place of residence, and some half dozen years later removed 
to Haddam (1686). There are no records of the probate of John's estate, but 
Farmington land records make it clear that he died some time before Nov. 
iS, 1700, at which date his widow Sarah and fou surviving sons quitclaimed 
their interest in certain property which their '.'honoured father John Scovel 
stood possessed of when he dyed." We shall probably not err greatly in assign- 
ing the date of John's birth to the vicinity of the year 1640. which would make 
him twenty-six years old at the time of his marriage to Sarah Barnes. Their 
children were: 

i. Sergt. John of Waterbury ;m. Feb. 6, 1693-4 Hannah, dau. of Obadiah 

Richards; he d. Jan. 26, 1727-7; she d. Mar. 5. 1720, in her 50th year. 

They had six children, named in order of their ages as follows: Lieut. 

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John; Obadiah; Sarah; Lieut. William; Hannah; and Capt. Edward. 
All born in Waterbury between 1685 and 1711. 

ii. Edward of Haddam; m. Feb. 21, 1699 Hannah, dau. of Andrew and 
Anna (Cole) Benton; he d. Apr. 21, 1703, survived by two daughters, 
Susannah (b. 1701) and Hannah (b. 1702-3), the former of whom m. 
Thomas Barnes of Waterbury, Jan. 4, 1721, and the latter m. Noah 
Cone of Haddam between that date and 1730. Hannah, widow of Ed- 
ward, m. Benjamin Smith before 1706 and d. 1771, ae. 95, according to 
Haddam church records. 

iii. William of Haddam (mentioned in Sewall's Diary and Letterbook); 
m. Martha, presumably Martha Bailey, Jan. 20, 1702, and d. at Haddam 
Nov. 10, in 1712 "aged about 40." Hartford probate records show that 
wid. Martha was granted administration in 17 13 and two years later was 
appointed guardian to William and John, minor children of William Sco- 
vell, deceased. The former of these (b. 1706) m. in 1734 Hannah, dau. 
of Thomas and Catharine Shailer, and had numerous progeny. His 
younger brother John (b. 1712) m. abt. 1739 Rhoda, only dau. of Josiah 
Arnold, and d. 1749, survived by three children : Josiah, Susannah and 
Irena. Josiah was a prominent Revolutionary War soldier, but in after 
years removed with his family to Westfield, Mass., where he died in 182 1, 
ae. 82. 

iv. Benjamin of Haddam and East Haddam; m. Amie ; he d. Aug. 13, 

1729; she d. after 1738; they were dismissed from the church at Haddam 
in 1 715 to join the society on the east side of the river. They had seven 
children, b. between 1704 and 1724, named in order of their ages as fol- 
lows: Edward (m. Deborah had Micah, Benjamin, Lydia and Han- 
nah); Sarah (m. Hezekiah Spencer); Amie (unm. in 1738); Benjamin; 
Keziah (m. James Steward); Lemuel; and Nathan who was born in 
1724, and married m. in 1749 Elizabeth Gates at Colchester.) 

As noted above, William Scovil of Haddam, one of the younger sons of John 1 , 
is twice mentioned in the published writings of Judge Samuel Sewall of Boston, 
and is shown to have been on intimate terms with that distinguished magis- 
trate. Thus, in the Diary of the latter, the most faithful reflection extant of 
social conditions in Boston during the forty years covered by it, one reads 
this item under date of February 9, 1697-8: " Wm. Scovel being well and hav- 
ing on his new Coat, I fitted him with my Musket, Rapier, mourning veil, Amuni- 
tion, and he served in the South Company." The occasion alluded to was at 

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a military funeral in Boston. The expression "being well," i 

mean that William had recovered from a wound he had re< eived thi 
fall during the campaign to the eastward, in consequence of which hi 
sioned by the Assembly (Conn. Col. Rec. vol. 4, p. 252). 

Now, assuming that Haddam town records arc corre< 1 in reporting thi 
liam Scovil to have been "aged about 40" when he died in 1 7 1 „■ . it follow- 
that he served on the expedition against the Indians to the eastward when 
young man, less than thirty years old. That he was well educate d is evident, 
for a few years later he became Haddam's first schoolmaster. Bui how did he 
happen to attract the special interest and attention of Judge Sewall in Bi 
A possible answer is found in recalling the relationship which ed to 

exist between the lad in question and Arthur 1 , his putative uncle, who i- 
known to have been a resident of Boston for a period of at leasl eighl 
prior to 1670. It is not unlikely that John Scovil 1 also remained for a 
or shorter time in Boston with his elder brother, before locating in Connect- 
icut Colony, and in that case one may easily 'conceive of these Scovils having 
been acquainted with the family or friends of Samuel Sewall. Through this 
inferred previous acquaintance of father and uncle with Judge Sewall *s circle 
we may suppose young William Scovil 2 to have been brought to this gen tie- 
man's notice; and the circumstances are such that they may be said to con- 
firm our view that Arthur and John Scovil w r ere brothers. We may now 
return to a consideration of the immediate family of the elder of these two. 

Arthur 1 Scovil, presumably elder brother of John 1 , was born very probably 
in England during the interval 1635-40, and there is good reason to suppose 
that the ancestral home was in Dorsetshire. His wife's name was Joanna, but 
nothing is known of her parentage, nor of the dates of her marriage and death, 
though certain indications suggest that the latter event took place at Middle- 
town in the fall of 1678. One learns from Boston town records that five chil- 
dren were born to Arthur and wife Joanna at that place during the interval 
1662-70, and a sixth, whose name was John, was probably born in Connecti- 
cut Colony about 1671-2. No other children were born to Arthur ami Joanna 
besides these six, as is clearly evidenced by Middletown land records: and of this 
number two daughters named Elizabeth died in infancy. The four who reached 
maturity, married and had families, were as follows: Arthur, b. 1004: Eliza- 
beth, b. 1667 (she became the wife of William Borden of Lyme'); James, b. 
1670; and John, bom in 1671 or 1672. 

Arthur had removed withhis family from Boston to Middletown in the fall 
of 1670, and would seem to have lived there continously for the next eight 
years, when in a remarkable document bearing date o c September 24, 1678, 
he described himself as "of Lyme/' and attempted to entail upon his four minor 

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children all of his real property in Middletown, without granting them power 
to make alienation thereof. The effect of the instrument was virtually a will, 
and very different from an ordinary conveyance. For some reason Arthur 
apparently did not care to sell his holdings in Middletown lands, but neverthe- 
less transferred the title to them by this deed of entail. His intention in so doing 
cannot be discovered from the deed itself, the language merely setting forth 
that he had sufficient reasons. Thus, a portion of it reads: "Out of considera- 
tion of that natural affection and love which I have and bear unto my well- 
beloved children, Arthur, James, John and Elizabeth Scovel, and also for dive s 
other good causes and considerations now thereunto especially moving, I do 
give, grant, & confirm unto them ... all my rights, interest and pro- 
priety in my land and housing in Middletown, & of all those parcells of land 
I bought of Wm. Biggs & of John Warner, ... to have and to hold 
from the day of my death forever, they to have it by equal proportions as many 
as shall be then living." 

Strikingly significant is the fact that, although certain personal property is 
given or bequeathed to his eldest son Arthur in the quasi-will just cited, no men- 
tion is made of his wife Joanna; and the natural inference is that she was at 
that time already deceased. Assuming such to have been the case, Arthur's 
removal to Lyme in 1678, with four young children on his hands and his home 
broken up, becomes readily intelligible. Lyme was then a flourishing commu- 
nity, more populous than Middletown, and numbered among its inhabitants sev- 
eral families from Boston and vicinity, some of whom may have been previous 
acquaintances of Arthur. Under these circumstances it would not be surpris- 
ing for him to have remarried and made a new home for himself. As a matter of 
fact, there is strong presumptive evidence to show that this is precisely what 
happened. Some arguments in favor of this conclusion may now be stated. 

Whatever may have been the immediate purpose of the semi-will or deed of 
entail above referred to, it was revoked by Arthur a decade later, as shown by 
Middletown land records, under date of October 8, 1688, and declared by him 
over his signature to be utterly void and of non-effect. Whether or not he was 
legally empowered to cancel this instrument, there can be no doubt that such 
was his intention, nor can we doubt that he had sufficient motives prompting 
its revocation. There is no proof that he returned to Middletown to live at 
this time, nor at any time subsequently unless shortly before his death, which 
occurred there Feb. 7, 1706-7; and he may have been there merely on a visit. 
Be that as it may, immediately after Arthur's decease a disagreement among 
his heirs arose in regard to the Middletown property, which dispute was only 
settled by an appeal to the Governor and Council for the appointment of arbi- 
trators. Thus, Middletown land records (vol. 2, p. 170) contain the following: 

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"For as much as James Scovel, John Scovil, William Borden and Xaid 
themselves and their heirs have made choice of us whose name an 
the differences relating to their father Arthur Scovel lands in Middle to 

(Dated March 2, 1705-6; thereafter follow- award and very mil • di 

The William Borden and Nathaniel Hudson named in the foregoing petitio 
were husbands respectively of Elizabeth Scovil, daughter of Arthur and Joan 

and of Rachel, widow of Arthur's eldest son Arthur, who had died at I 
June 24, 1694. The estate of Arthur 1 was not administered through either 
the Hartford or New London probate court, but it is self-evident from tl 
tition above cited that no other persons besides the four who are named had any 
share in the Middletown lands. This may be regarded as proof positive that 
Arthur and Joanna Scovil had no other children living in 167.S besides those 
mentioned in the deed of entail recorded in the fall of that year; and if any were 
born afterwards they did not participate in the division of Middletown real 
property. 

We have entered into this rather detailed discussion because it is a matter of 
utmost importance for the purpose of the present compilation to determine the 
origin, if possible, of one Stephen Scovil of Lyme, a problem which ha.- _ 
rise to divers speculations, but up to the present time has remained unsolved. 
The wife of this Stephen Scovil was Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Hannah 
(Brockway) Champion, who was born at Lyme March 8, 16S7-8; from which 
it is fair to assume that her husband was born several years earlier, say be- 
tween 1680 and 1684. In that case he would have been 21 to 25 years old, and 
his wife Sarah not yet 18, at the time of their marriage in November, 1705. 
The greater part of their lives was passed at Lyme, probably in the set- 
tlement then known as the North Society, near the present village of North 
Lyme; but about the year of 1724 the family removed to the Hadlyme parish of 
East Haddam, some four miles distant from North Lyme, and there continued 
to remain. 

To explain the facts of Stephen's origin it is necessary to frame some kind of 
an hypothesis, and a choice is presented of these alternatives. Either we may 
regard the obscure " William Scovil" of Dr. Field's mention as a real personage. 
and putative father of Stephen; or else we must suppose Arthur Scovil oi Bos- 
ton, Middletown and Lyme to have been his father, probably by a second mar- 
riage after the death of his wife Joanna — always bearing in mind, however, that 
there is no public record of a second marriage, nor of the death of his first nor 
of a conjectural second wife. In the one case we are obliged to acknowledge 
that there is absolutely no proof of the existence of a William Scovil at anything 
like so early a date as that reported by Dr. Field, either at Haddam or at East 
Haddam, nor yet at Lyme, where the records have been carefully searched for 
this name by Mr. Brainard and others. One is obliged to admit that no other 

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Scovil progenitor of the same generation as Arthur 1 and John 1 can be found 
anywhere in Connecticut Colony who owned real property, or died leaving 
an estate to be administered, so far as can be discovered from contemporary 
sources. Under these circumstances the alleged early settler of Haddam, who 
is reported to have removed thither from Hartford "not far from the year 
1668," fades into a more or less nebulous personage, in fact a nonentity. 

John 1 and "William Scovil" being eliminated, there remains only Arthur 1 
who described himself in the year 1678 as "of Lyme" and probably passed the 
remainder of his life there, to be considered as a possible parent of Stephen 2 . 
No one supposes the latter to have been an immigrant colonist; and absolutely 
no other heads of families bearing the Scovil patronymic are known to have 
been in this country toward the close of the century besides Arthur 1 and John. 1 
Stephen was of a later generation than theirs, and if he did not belong to one 
or the other of their households, it is impossible to account for his origin. John's 
family is excluded, by virtue of documentary evidence; wherefore Stephen 2 
can be assigned only to the family of Arthur. 1 The reasons for regarding him, 
provisionally at least, as a son by a second marriage, are these: First, the fact 
that he must have been born at a later date than September, 1678, at which time 
Joanna probably was dead, since neither real nor personal property was be- 
stowed upon her bythe deed of entailonfile at Middletown, nor any provision 
made for her maintenance. Secondly, had he been a son of Arthur 1 and Joanna, 
Stephen would undoubtedly have shared in the distribution of his father's 
estate, and must needs have joined with the other heirs in the petition for ap- 
pointment of arbitrators of the dispute which arose among the heirs following 
Arthur's decease. 

The fact that there was disagreement among the heirs is significant. It 
implies that the question was raised whether the problematical deed of entail 
was to be construed as having testamentary effect, or whether it was no longer 
operative after having been revoked by Arthur, or after he had attempted to 
revoke it. It may be held to imply, also, that Stephen's rights were involved, 
considering that he was an heir; but that the dispute was terminated so far as 
his individual claims were concerned, probably by private agreement with 
the other heirs, before the matter was submitted to arbitration. Or, since his 
name does not appear along with the other petitioners, we may suppose that 
on becoming of age, or at the time of his marriage in Lyme a few months prior 
to Arthur's decease, he had already received his portion of the patrimony. Hav- 
ing explained these difficulties, there remains but one valid objection to our 
hypothesis — the fact that no record exists of Arthur's inferred second marriage, 
nor of the death of his conjectural second wife, which must have antedated 
his own decease. 

These omissions can only be accounted for by the charge that Lyme records, 



like those of many other New England towns in those d 
kept or otherwise defective. * 

It may be objected by some that the foregoing arguments are not - on< 
and that we are not sufficiently justified in claiming that the relationship be 
tween Arthur 1 and Stephen 2 Scovil was that of father and son. We will now 
endeavor to show what further reasons exist for believing that t h< I uallv 

thus related, and would invite attention to the following circumstai 

First, it was a common custom in those days for Christian name.-, to tx 
petuated in the male line from one generation to another. When there were 
several sons, the firstborn was pretty certain to be named after his father or 
paternal grandfather, and the next eldest after some other near relative, 
often a maternal uncle or grandparent. That the fatherofthe two immigrant 
colonists was named John may be considered probable from the fact that tin- 
is the only Christian name which reappears in common among the children of 
both Arthur 1 and John 1 Scovil. Turning now to the family of Stephen.- we 
find that his eldest son was Stephen, 3 and his second son was named Arthur. 
This can hardly have been a mere coincidence. 

Secondly, a Lyme deed bearing date of Dec. 22, 17 15, from one Peter Pratt 
to Stephen Scovil, was acknowledged in presence of two witnesses: William 
Borden, and Joanna Scovil. Again we are struck with its being either a signifi- 
cant fact or an extremely singular coincidence that both persons were near 
kinsfolk of Arthur Scovil. 1 William Borden was his son-in-law, husband of 
Elizabeth, 2 Stephen's supposed half-sister. Joanna, a minor witness, was eld- 
est daughter of, John Scovil 2 who married Mary Lucas, and supposed niece of 
Stephen. Among the entire population of Lyme, why should these connections 
of Arthur Scovil witness this deed in favor of Stephen Scovil unless they were 
at the same time his relatives? 

Thirdly, a son of this same Stephen Scovil, Thomas by name, married in 
1749 Jerusha, daughter of James 3 Scovil of Wallingford, and great-grand- 
daughter of Arthur 1 . At about the same time another of Stephen's sons, Xathan, 
removed from Hadlyme parish to Wallingford, and purchased land near Xotch 
Mountain adjoining that of the afore-mentioned James Scovil. Hadlyme 
and Wallingford are some distance apart, and communication was not easy in 
those days. Yet the two Scovil families must have been intimately acquainted 
to permit of the above events taking place, and this acquaintance was probably 
due to the fact of a previously existing relationship between the parties. 

*At Hartford, for instance, the original records of the First Church are lost, and the same 
is true of the book of probate records covering the period from 1650 to May, 1662. As for the 
early vital statistics of Hartford it has been remarked that "during fourteen years only fifteen 
marriages and about sixty births are recorded, in a population of probably between 700 and 
800 souls. There must have been more." — Stuart's (Scaeva's) Hartford in the Olden Time: 
Its First Thirty Years. 1853. 

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Fourthly, in the year 1735 Stephen 2 and the same James 3 Scovil of Meriden- 
Wallingford were associated in the purchase of a tract of land in Harwinton. 
Neither of them located there, but appear merely to have invested together in 
a business enterprise. James eventually sold his holdings, Stephen gave his 
in turn to his son Ezekiel 3 , who settled in that region. But the point to be 
emphasized is that these heads of families, living some distance apart, had 
business dealings severally or together in a still more remote region, and can 
scarcely be supposed to have joined in these negotiations with each other except 
as a result of their mutual relationship. 

Finally, to sum up the conclusions we have reached as to "Stephen's parent- 
age: All available information appears to indicate that Stephen Scovil of 
Lyme and Hadlyme was a son of Arthur, the immigrant ancestor; that probably 
he was a son by asecond marriage after the death of Arthur's first wife Joanna; 
that the date of his birth may be assigned within the interval 16S0-84; that 
there is no proof of the existence of a "William Scovil" at Haddam or else- 
where in the Colony of the same generation as Arthur and John, the two original 
settlers, nor is there proof of the existence of any other Scovil progenitor, 
excepting these two, who is capable of being regarded as parent of Stephen. 
John of Waterbury and Haddam could not have been the latter's father, and by 
process of exclusion Arthur must have been. 

In the light of the foregoing facts we are enabled to present the following 
reconstruction of Arthur's family: 

Children of Arthur 1 and Joanna Scovil:* 

i. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 1, 1662; d. y. 

2. ii. Arthur, b. June 24, 1663 {sic); d. June 24, 1694; m. Rachel Sept, 17, 1690; 

lived at Lyme (see New Eng. Reg. vol. 34, pp. 38, 373, 381). 
iii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 18, 1665; d. y. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 18, 1667; m. William, son of John Borden Sr., of Lyme, by 

occupation a tanner. 

3. v. James, b. June 13, 1670; d. Dec. 14, 171 1 at Middletown; wife's name was Hannah; 

they had seven children. 

4. vi. John, b. probably at Middletown about 1672; d. there Dec. 12, 171 2; m. Mary, 

dau. of William and Hester (Clark) Lucas; six children. 

Child of Arthur by a Supposed Second Marriage 

5. vii. Stephen, b. probably at Lyme sometime between 1680 and 1684; d. in Hadlyme 

parish of East Haddam May, 1752; m. at Lyme Nov. 4, 1705, Sarah, dau. of 
Thomas and Hannah (Brockway) Champion; nine children. 

*The dates of birth of the first five of Arthur's children are copied from Boston Town 
Records. It is probable, however, that the date given for his eldest son Arthur should be cor- 
rected to read Jan. 24, 1663-4, according to the double system of "old style" dating. For an 
explanation of this system, see Hinman's Puritan Settlers of Connecticut, p. 91 ; and on changes 
in soelline of names, d. 108 of the same work. 



NOTE. 

An outline genealogy of the descendants of Arthur 1 Scovil foi 

few generations is now in course of publication, and wi I be issued in pamphlet 
form as a continuation of the present brochure. f-May, 1910 ) 

PHILO SCOVILL. 

"The Scovill family in Cleveland was founded there by Philo whose nam 
indelibly imprinted upon the pages of its history as one of the city's foremost 
pioneers and the promoter of many business interests and public enterprises 
which gave shape to early development and constituted a stimulus for later 
progress. 

"Philo Scovill was born November 30, 1791, in Salisbury, Connecticut, and 
was a boy of nine years when his father removed to Cornwall, Connecticut, 
whence he later went to Chenango, New York. Subsequently the family resi- 
dence was in Seneca county, on the banks of Seneca lake. Afterward they 
removed to Buffalo, from which place Philo came to Cleveland in 1816. His 
father was a millwright by trade and had brought up his son to the use of tools. 
However, Philo Scovill's early connection with Cleveland was that of a mer- 
chant, and he was one of the first merchants of the city. Here he established 
himself in the drug and grocery business near the present site of the American 
House. The business proved distasteful, however, and the sharp practice of 
his partner having made it unprofitable, Mr. Scovill disposed of his interest, 
and, finding himself worth several hundred dollars less than nothing, he set out 
at once upon another venture by which he hoped to retrieve his fortunes. 
In company with Thomas O. Young he began building a sawmill on Big creek, 
a little stream which empties into the Cuyahoga near the present village of 
Brooklyn. At length this was built and operated successfully for some time. 

"Mr. Scovill was a carpenter and joiner by trade and in addition to the pro- 
duction of lumber at his mill he began to engage in business as a builder and 
contractor, having Levi Johnson as his only competitor at first. At the time oi 
his arrival here Cleveland could hardly be called a hamlet and there were only 
twenty-seven families within the limits of Cuyahoga county. Settlers had be- 
gun to come in, however, in considerable numbers and Mr. Scovill soon had the 
erection of many stores and dwelling houses upon his hands. In 1825 he 
built the Franklin House on Superior street, on the next lot but one west of the 
site of the Johnson House. He opened this hotel and managed it successfully 
for twenty-three years with the exception of an interval of five years, when it 
was leased by B. Huntington. The original Franklin House was a frame build- 
ing, but in 1835 Mr. Scovill removed it and erected a brick structure in its place. 



While conducting the hotel he did not altogether relinquish his interests as a 
builder but took many contracts during that period. Among them were con- 
tracts for the erection of a lighthouse on Bois Blanc island in the straits of 
Mackinac and another at the mouth of Maumee Bay, both of which were faith- 
fully and successfully carried out. About the year 1835 Mr. Scovill removed to 
a farm which he had purchased in Parma, where he remained about two years. 
It was during his residence in Parma that he was elected to the state legislature 
on the whig ticket. Although strong in his political convictions, he was in no 
sense of the term a politician and the election was an honor unsought and un- 
wished for. The legislator of those days had to "work his passage" to the 
capital, riding either in a lumbering stage coach over execrable roads or going 
on horseback. Mr. Scovill's term of one year satisfied him with legislative 
honors and he declined to run a second time. 

"Perceiving that Cleveland was bound to grow, Mr. Scovill made judicious 
purchases of real estate from time to time, investing his entire savings in land. 
One of these purchases consisted of a tract of one hundred and ten acres, which 
he bought of the Connecticut Company in 1834. This tract extended from what 
is now the corner of East Ninth and Woodland avenue to Greenwood street, 
now East Twenty-eighth street. To show the wonderful increase in the value 
of this property, Mr. Scovill used to tell how, a number of years after his pur- 
chase, he sold a lot at the corner of Brownell and Garden streets, which was 
the only one unsold, for exactly what he .paid for the original tract of one hun- 
dred and ten acres. 

"Mr. Scovill was frequently called to positions of local trust, serving as town- 
ship trustee in early days and then as a member of the city council when Cleve- 
land had been abvanced to the dignity of a city. In 1858, finding that his rapidly 
augmenting real-estate interests demanded his entire attention, Mr. Scovill 
relinquished all else and devoted himself entirely to their development. Streets 
were laid out on his property and inducements offered to purchasers that insured 
a ready sale and aided materially in the growth of the city. He also interested 
himself actively in several important enterprises which have been of great bene- 
fit to the city. He was one of the first directors of the Cleveland & Pittsburg 
Railroad Company and was one of the founders of the First National Bank, 
of which he was elected president after the death of George Worthington. Mr. 
Scovill's integrity, resolution and energy gave him the fullest confidence of all 
with whom he was connected. His life was one of well-directed usefulness and 
may well be taken as an example by the young men of today. His business 
cares were never allowed to sour his genial, social qualities and he enjoyed not 
only the respect but also the love of his associates. 

"Mr. Scovill was married February 16, i8ic),toMiss Jemima Bixby, who was 
born in 1800 and who, with two sons and a daughter, survived him. His death 



occurred June 5, 1875, at his residence at what was linn 20 Eucli( II 

widow survived him until 1888. She shared with her husband ill his : 
in behalf of the city, was the founder of the Old Women's Home of Clevelar 
and was one of the first members of Trinity church. It was mainly througl 

efforts that the First Trinity church in Cleveland was built." 
(History of Cleveland, Ohio, i<;io). 



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SCOVILLE FAMILY RECORDS 



PART II 

DESCENDANTS OF ARTHUR SCOVIL 

OF BOSTON, MIDDLETOWN AND 
LYME, CONN. 



BY 

CHARLES R. EASTMAN 

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. 



PRIVATELY PRINTED 

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SCOVILLE FAMILY RECORDS 



PART II 

DESCENDANTS OF ARTHUR SCOVIL 

OF BOSTON, MIDDLETOWN AND 
LYME, CONN. 



BY 

CHARLES R. EASTMAN 

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. 



PRIVATELY PRINTED 
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"Man is said to be a hunting animal. Some hunt foxes; others for fame and fortune. Others 
hunt in the intellectual field; some for the arcana of Nature and of mind; some for the roots 
of words, or for the origin of things. I am fond of hunting out a pedigree. And, gentle reader, 
when you have joined the chase genealogical, I promise you, so also you will be." 

Mr. Lower, quoted in English Heraldry, 1898. 




PHILO SCOVILL. 

(1791-1875.) 



SCOVILLE FAMILY RECORDS. 

DESCENDANTS OF ARTHUR SCOVIL, 01 BOSTON, MIDDLETOWN 

AND LYME. 

"Those who do not treasure up the memory <>'• their ancestors do nc 

posterity. ." EDMUND BURKE. 

THE following is intended to be merely an outline genealogy of the first 
few generations of the descendants of Arthur 1 Scovil of Boston, 
Middletown and Lyme, Connecticut. It has been very carefully 
prepared, mainly from original records. Data in regard to the Middletown- 
Meriden branch has been gathered chiefly by Mr. Albert H. Wilcox, of Meriden : 
that for the so-called East Haddam branch (progeny of Stephen 2 ) has been 
collected principally by Mrs. Jennie M. Scoville Wheeler, of Torrington, and 
Mr. Homer W. Brainard, of Hartford, Connecticut. The latter has also made 
an exhaustive study of Colchester, Lyme, Saybrook and other Scovil records. 
For valuable suggestions and much material aid, without which the pur- 
pose of the present undertaking could not have been realized, grateful ac- 
knowledgments are due to Hon. Frederick J. Kingsbury of Waterbury, 
Mr. W. H. Scoville of Hartford, and Mr. E. T. Scovill of Cleveland, Ohio, 
all of whom have worthily illustrated the principle that "the true service 
of genealogy is not social pretense, but moral obligation." Arthur's history 
and that of his immediate family having already been given in a separate pub- 
lication,* our survey may properly begin with the second generation. 
2. Arthur 2 Scovil {Arthur 1 ), born probably Jan. 24, 1663-4, instead of 
June 24, 1663 as given in Boston Town Records; died at Lyme June 
24, 1694. 

He married Sept. 17, 1690 Rachel , family name not found. 

Either this Arthur or his father taxed at Lyme under Andros in 
1688 for "1 p r son, 1 horse, £25.00.00. Name sometimes incorrectly 
written in old records "Arter," which has been misread 'Asher." 
Children born at Lyme : 

6. i. Arthur, b. Jan. 3, 1691-2; m. Elizabeth . 

ii. James, b. Jan. 9, 1693-4; d. Feb. 16. 1603-4. 

*Scoville Family Records: a Preliminary Brochure ,by Charles R. Eastman. Privately printed. 
1910. In this are considered the origin of the family in England and known facts in regard 
to the first American colonists. 



Scoville Family Records 

James 2 Scovil (Arthur 1 ), born at Boston, Mass., June 13, 1670; died al 
Middletown Upper Houses, Conn., Dec. 14, 171 1 (will proved at Hart- 
ford). 

He married Hannah ; she was living in Jan. 1723. He was a 

farmer, and received lands from his father, situated along the banks 
of the Connecticut River. 

Children born at Middletown Upper Houses: 
i. Sarah, b. Aug. 10, 1698; d. Sept. 6, 1750; m. in 1736, as his second wife, Henky 

Stanton, who came to Meriden from Lynn, Mass. 

ii. James, b. Mar. 25, 1700; m. Rebecca . . 

iii. Mercy, b. May 29, 1702. 

iv. Hannah, b. Mar. 19, 1704; m. April 19, 1736 Joseph, son of Jonathan and 

Dinah (Andrews) Hall of Wallingford. 
v. Abigail, b. Nov. 21, 1706. 
vi. Martha, b. June 5, 1709. 
vii. Elizabeth, b. June 22, 1711. 

John 2 Scovil (Arthur 1 ), born probably at Middletown, where Arthur 1 
had his home, about 1672; died at Upper Houses, Dec. 12, 171 2. 

He married Feb. 9, 1697-8, Mary, daughter of William and Hester 
(Clark) Lucas. She was born Dec. 5, 1672, and died May 23, 1753, 

having m. secondly Crawford, and thirdly Deacon Nathaniel 

Burt, the latter in 1740. John was a farmer. 

Children born at Middletown Upper Houses: 

i. Johannah, b. Apr. 30, 1698-9; was living unm. in 1729. 

. ii. John, b. July 5, 1701; m. Hannah Coggswell. 

iii. Mary, b. Dec. 2, 1702; d. Mar. 1736; m. 1724, Thomas Goodman of Hadley, 
Mass. See local history of that town for Goodman and Gaylord issue. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. July 7, 1704; m. William Gaylord of Hadley, Mass. 

. v. William, b. Mar. 15, 1705-6; m. Ruth . 

vi. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 27, 1707; d. unm. at Hadley, Mass., Nov. 26, 1731. 

Stephen 2 Scovil (Arthur 1 ), born probably between 1680 and 1684 a 
Lyme; died in Hadlyme parish of East Haddam between May 20 and 
May 30, 1752. 

He married Nov. 4, 1705, Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Hannah 
(Brockway) Champion of Lyme. She was born at the latter place 
Mar. 8, 1687-8 and survived her husband. As indicated by Lyme 
records and by a reference in Joshua Hempstead's Diary, p. 46, 
Stephen Scovil was engaged in the manufacture of planks and staves, 
being probably associated with relatives of Arthur 1 in the manage 
ment and proprietorship of a saw-mill situated on Four Mile River 



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(see Champion Genealogy; also Lyme Records, vol. iii, p. 141;. 
Stephen also owned land along Beaver Brook, near the present village 
of North Lyme and Hamburg, and in 1 724 bought a pan el of 30 acres 
"bounding on the commons" in Hadlyme parish of EastHaddam (see 
Land Records of that town, vol. 1, p. 556). Subsequently he bought 
other tracts in the same parish, where he continued to live with his 
family until his death. 

Children born at Lyme: 

Stephen, b. Aug. 20. 1706; m. Rebecca Millard. 

Sarah, b. Sept. 11, 1708; m. John, son of William and Elizabeth Brockway, 

as his second wife. She d. June 12, 1770, at Lyme. 
Arthur, b. about 1710; m. Phebe Willey. 
Ezekiel, b. June 12, 1712; m. Mindwell Barber. 
Hezekiah, b. about 1714; m. Mary Gates. 

Daniel, b. about 1718; m. (1) Miriam Chamberlain, and (2) Lucy Beckwith. 
Mary, b. probably 1 719 or 1720; m. Joseph, son of Nathaniel and Sarah 

Beckwith, as his second wife, Mar. 3, 1751 (see Willey Genealogy). 
Thomas, b. June 16, 1722; m. Jerusha Scovil of Wallingford. 
Nathan, perhaps not the youngest son, and date of birth unrecorded; his wife's 

name was Mary (See note A at end of genealogy). 

Aethur 3 Scovil (Arthur 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at Lyme Jan. 3, 1691-2; died at 
Colchester, June 25, 1774. 

He married at Lyme, Feb. 1710-n, Elizabeth ; removed 

about 1717 to Colchester, and passed the remainder of his life in that 
vicinity. Was appointed surveyor of highways in 172 1 and 1730, 
and made freeman before 1734. No' will probated, his property 
having been distributed by a deed of settlement dated Feb. 16, 1773. 
The land which he conveyed to his son Elisha was situated in New 
Salem Society, now a part of the town of Salem. His two elder chil- 
dren were born at Lyme, the others at Colchester. They were : 



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17. i. James, b. Jan. 18, 1711-12; m. Elizabeth . 

ii. Elizabeth, b. July 26, 17155 m. Apr. 16, 1734, Elnathan Palmiter at Colchester 
and had six children. 

18. iii. John ,b. about i7i8;m. Sarah Alger. 

iv. Irene, b. about 1720; m. at Colchester Feb. iS, 1750, Jonathan Rathbone. 

who d. Dec. 5, 1755, ae. 29. 
v. Rachel, b. ; m. at Colchester Mar. 14, 1754, John Baker, and resided 

in north parish of New London, now Montville. 

19. vi. Elisha, b. 1734; m. Eliphael Bliss. 

vii. Daved, b. ; one by this name enlisted in 3d Regt. Conn. Troops and d. 

(?) in hospital Sept. 1, 1760, perhaps of this family. 



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James 3 Scovil {James 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at Middletown Mar. 25, 1700; died 
at Wallingford, Mar. 27, 1788. 

His wife's family name and date of marriage are unknown, but she 
is called Rebecca in will, and survived her husband. James re- 
moved in 1723 from Middletown to Meriden, locating on what is now 
Colony Street, but afterwards buying land and erecting a homestead 
at the foot of Mt. Lamentation; situation of Scovil farm shown on 
sketch-map at p. 208 of "A Century of Meriden," 1906. The last to 
occupy the old homestead was Roxanna Griswold 6 , daughter of Eleazer 5 
Scoville, and wife of Linus Baldwin. She died Jan. 24, 1907, ae. 85. 
See note C at end of genealogy. 

Children born in Meriden-Wallingford. 

i. Abigail, b. Sept. 22, 1725; living and single in 1788. 

ii. Jerusha, b. Sept. 21, 1728; m. Thomas Scovil of Hadlyme {vide infra). 

20. iii. Samuel, b. Sept. 6, 1731; m. Abigail Yale. 

21. iv. James Jr., b. Sept. 14, 1733; m. Hannah Hough. 

v. Hannah, b. May 17, 1736; m. (1) May 13, 1756, Joseph Way; and (2) — 
Trowbridge. 

22. vi. Elijah, b. July 15, 1738; m. (1) Jemima Shaler, and (2) Hannah Frary. 
vii. Rebecca, b. July 24, 1740; m. June 1, 1758, Samuel Peneield. 

23. viii. Elisha, b. Oct. 15, 1742; m. (i) Mary Warner, and (2) Lydia (Foote) Bald- 

win. 
ix. Moses, b. Aug. 11, 1745; d. at Meriden Mar. 29, 1756. 

John 3 Scovil {John 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at Middletown July 5, 1701 ; m. Nov. 3, 
1725, HANNAH,daughter of Westall and Martha Coggs well of Lyme, 
who was b. Sept. 23, 1700. John was a farmer, and presumably lived 
on the place occupied by his father before him at Middletown Upper 
Houses, now Cromwell. All of his sons, however, made homes for 
themselves elsewhere; John removed to Guilford about 1750, Stephen 
and his son Stephen Jr., to Winchester shortly before 1780, and 
Ebenezer probably to Torringford. Westall was also at Guilford for 
a time, but little is known of his history. 

Children born at Middletown: 

i. John, b. Nov. 3, 1726; m. (1) May 22 or 23, 1750, Abigail, dau. of Nathaniel 

Bishop of Guilford; (2) Sept. 25, 1760, Lucy Bradley at Cromwell; and (3) 
Feb. 11, 1778, Elizabeth Conckxing of Long Island. Had issue named in 
order of seniority: John, Abigail, Daniel (m. Elizabeth Granger, 1779), 
Lucy, William, and three who d. y. 

ii. Stephen, b. Mar. 1, 1728-9; m. Apr. 29,1756, Elizabeth Eggleston at Cromwell. 

iii. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 12, 1731. Name is of record at Chesterfield, N. H. 



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iv. Westall, I). Feb. 17, 1733-4; m. Huldah, dau. oi Ebi 

(?) v. James, b. , who died al Gla tonburj Conn., in 17; 

Margaret. Supposed to have been of this family. 

, William 3 Scovil (John 2 , Arthur 1 ) born at Middletown Mar. 15. 
died Feb. 17, 1754 gravestone at Essex). 

He married Ruth, perhaps Ruth Webb of Saybrook, whither Wil- 
liam had removed. Guilford Probate Records, vol. vii, p. 12; 
that Noah, eldest son, was appointed guardian to "Mary, Mabel, 
Ezra and Dan, minor children of William Scovel of Saybrook, 
deceased." The widow Ruth married secondly a .Mr. Pratt, an. 
thought to have removed to Kensington after 1764, taking her 
younger children with her. In March, 1764, she was still Living in 
Saybrook. 

Children born at Saybrook: 

Noah, b. May 5, 1732; m. Anna Pratt of Saybrook. 

Elijah, b. about 1734; m. Sarah Williams of Saybrook. 

William, b. about 1736; was living in 1756. 

Matthew, b. about 1738; m. (1) Hannah — — ; and (2) Sarah Tyler. 

Ruth, b. about 1740. 

Mehitabel, b. about 1742; m. at Kensington Feb. 21, 1765, C \leb Hmpk; 

Mary, b. about 1745; m. at Kensington Dec. 17.1 766, Oliver Hart. 

Ezra, b. about 1748; m. Azubah ; she d. at Kensington Nov. 3. 1S02, ae. 

52. They had two daus. bapt. at Kensington Nov. 17S2, named Azubah 
and Fanny. The former of these m. Apr. 12. 1S01. Elijah Loyela.vd of 
Worthington; Fanny d. at Kensington unm. July 24, 1866, in her 83d year. 

ix. DAN,b. about 1752; m. Betsey (probably Elizabeth Pratt who was 

admitted to the second church at Centerbrook Sept. 4. 1770. and as ••widow 
Betsey Scovel" to church at Kensington in 17S3. At the latter place she 
m. (2) Mar. 12, 17S6, Jabez Cowles. 

Stephen 3 Scovil (Stephen 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at Lyme Aug. 20, 1706; died 
presumably at East Haddam after 1782. 

He married Jan. 16, 1729, Rebecca, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca 
(Dtjtton) Millard, of East Haddam; was appointed June 0,1757. 
guardian to his nephew Ephraim, whose father Hezekiah had deceased 
four years earlier. Stephen is progenitor of the Cornwall branch of 
the Scoville family, as his brother Ezekiel is of the Harwinton line. 
This last comprises a much larger number of descendants who bear 
the surname of Scoville than any other, the reason being that sons 
rather than daughters predominated among the early families. The 
male line was thus enabled to multiply more rapidly than in all other 
Ur branches which take their descent from Arthur 1 . 



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Children born at East Haddam (Millington Parish) : 

i. Stephen, b. Sept. 19, 1729; d. unm. Sept. 29, 1751. 

27. ii. Samuel, b. Sept. 29, 1731; m. (1) Ruth Squires; and (2) Mary Rowland at 

Cornwall in 1761. 
iii. Rebecca, b. Nov. 25, 1733; m. Sept. 27, 1759, Medad Thornton of Bolton 

and East Haddam, later of Belchertown, Mass. 
iv. Sarah, b. Mar. 7, 1736; d. Aug. 15, 1736. 

28. v. Timothy, b. Sept. 20, 1737; m. Thankful Crocker. 

vi. Henry, b. Mar. 16, 1740; living in 1759, served in French and Indian War. He 
probably had a son Henry, who d. at Bolton, Nov. 8, 1845. 

vii. Sarah, b. May 15, 1742; d. Aug. 27, 1749. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 26, 1744; probably the same who m. Apr. 29, 1773, Ander- 
son Martin, as per Colchester records. 

ix. Irene, b. July 20, 174S. 

x. Stephen 2d, b. Jan 4 (or Jan. 15, n. s.), 175-; rn. Mary , perhaps his 

first cousin, before 1778 and later removed to Cornwall (see Gold's History 
of Cornwall for issue). 

11. Arthur 3 Scovil {Stephen 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at Lyme about 17 10; died at 
East Haddam June 1, 1761 ; m. Phebe, daughter of John and Eliza- 
beth (Harvey) Willey. She was born at East Haddam Jan. 6, 
1709-10, and died before 1772, probably before June, 1767. They 
lived in Millington parish for seven years prior to 1743, but after- 
wards returned to East Haddam. That the family consisted of six 
children is indicated by a fractional one-sixth interest in lands con- 
veyed by son Arthur 4 in 1767 (E. H. Land Rec, vol. vii, p. 385), un- 
less the eldest son received a double portion, in which case only 
five children are indicated. 

Children born at East Haddam: 

i. Abner, date of birth unrecorded; appointed administrator of his father's estate 

in 1764, and in 1778 was living in Cheshire county, N. H., and at Brattleboro, 
Vt., in 1790. He m. May 16, 1762 Elizabeth Harrison, as per Milling- 
ton Church records. 

ii. Mary, b. ; was living unm. in 1772, but is thought to have been the wife of 

Stephen Scovil 2d, in 1778. This conjecture rests upon evidence contained 
in E. H. Land Rec, vol. n, p. 25. (See note B at end of genealogy). 

iii. Phebe, b. in 1736; d. Oct. 23, 1823; m. Marcus Cole of Chatham, who d. in 
1811. 

iv. Arthur, b. ; was of age in 1 767 and living in Horton, Kings county, Nova 

Scotia, whither he had gone with colonists from Connecticut to take possession 
of lands left vacant after expulsion of the Acadians. 

v. Sarah, b. ; m. Mar. 12, 1769, Asahel Rogers at East Haddam. 

(?) vi. Hannah, not proved to have belonged to this family, but name occurs in list 
of early Hadlvme church members. 



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12. Ezekiel 3 Scovil {Stephen*, Arthur'), bom at Lyme June 12, 1712; died at 
Harwinton Aug. 5, 1791. 

He married Oct. 2,3, 1 740, Mindwell, daughter of Joseph Baju 
Windsor, at which place their eldest daughter, Mindwell, was horn in 
1742. Ezekiel afterwards removed to Harwinton, and lived on land 
given him by his father, which the latter had bought in 1735. 
a partial account of his descendants, see local historic- of Toning 
and Wolcottville. 

Children, all except the eldest born at Harwinton: 

i. Mindwell, b. Sept. 26, 1742; d. Sept. 7, 1820; m. Mar. 15, 1702, Fu. son of 

Deacon John Wilson. They had 11 children. 

ii. Ezekiel, b. Jan. 5, 1744; d. Oct. 18, 1821; m. (i)Aug. 4, 1766, I: Thomp- 

son, and (2) widow Elizabeth Alford. Ten children. 

iii. Keziah, b. Feb. 28, 1746; d. in 1748. 

iv. Asa Fitch, b. Oct. 10, 1748. 

v. Joseph, b. July 21, 1 751 ; d. July, 1833; m. Oct. 20, 1771, Abigail, dau. of Abxer 
Wilson. They had six children. 

vi. Sarah, b. July 6, 1754. 

vii. Mary, b. May 1, 1757; m. Apr. 11, 1776, David, son of Samuel Foote. 

viii. Hannah, b. Oct. 7, 1762; d. Oct. 1843; m - about 1779 Elijah, son of James 
Steel, who was b. Jan. 22, 1758 and d. Aug. 21, 1830. 

13. Hezekiah 3 Scovil {Stephen 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at Lyme about 17 14; died 
at East Haddam July 20, 1753. 

He married Dec. 24, 1740, Mary, daughter of Daniel and Rebecca 
(Dutton) Gates of East Haddam. She was born at the latter place 
Mar. 29, 1719, and married secondly in 1755 one' Dickinson. " Widow 
Mary Scovel" was appointed July 2, 1754, guardian to her minor 
children, Ephraim, Judah and Jonah. Stephen Scovel was appointed 
June 6, 1757, guardian to Ephraim, his nephew. 

Children born at East Haddam: 

i. Ephraim, b. Oct. 25, 1741; m. Mar. 15, 1763, Sarah Saxtox; settled in Win- 

chester about 1792, and d. there July 10, 1S01. Children: i.Mary, b. July 
26, 1764. 2. Reuben b. Apr. 21, 1768; d. at Winchester Aug. 5. 1821; m. at 
Colchester May 31, 1787, Eunice Mitchell; three children. 

ii. Judah, b. Jan. 12, 1745-6; m. Jan. 17, 1 771, Mary Loomis of Colchester and 
had eight daus. (See Loomis Geneal.) Removed in 1707 from Westchester 
to Hamilton, N. Y. 

iii. Jonah, b. about 1748; d. y. 

iv. Jonah, b. Sept. 1, 1750; m. Sarah Spencer of East Haddam Feb. 0. 1774: was a 
Rev. War soldier, wounded at Saratoga (Conn. State Rec. 2. p. 196); removed 
to Peru, Mass., and later to Albany, X. Y., where he died Apr. 1, 1S31. 



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Sarah (Spencer) Scovill was b. Aug. 26, 1752, and d. in 1847. Their chil- 
dren were: 1. Sarah b.Dec. 18, 1774; d. Sept. 19,1776. 2. Tared, b. 1776; m. 
first Anna Page, and secondly Melinda Ferguson; six children. 3. Jonah, 
b. Feb. 15, 1777; d. 1859 at Detroit, Mich.; m. SarahBrigham: three chil- 
dren. 4. Sarah, b. Aug. 5, 17795m. (int. rec. Jan. 12, 1803) Abel Parker, Jr. 
5.HEZEKiAH,b.Mayi9, 1786; d. Dec. 26, 1834; m. first Nov. 23, 1815, Eliza- 
beth Price, and secondly May 31, 1828, Mrs. Elmira (Starkweather) 
Talcott; nine children. 6. Rev. Sylvester, b. Mar. 3, 1796; d. July 4, 
1849; m - J une 2 3> 1829, Hannah Cook Matlack, who was b. June 23, 
1806, and d. Jan. 19, 1896; the}' had eleven children, one of whom was Hon. 
James M., of Camden, N. J., and another Rev. Sylvester Fithian Scovi.i.i., 
former President of Wooster University, Ohio. The latter has one son, 
Charles Woodruff, still living in Pittsburgh. Children of Jonah 5 and 
Sarah (Brigham) were: Ashley (1 799-1850), Alden (1801-87) and John 
Brigham (1808-72), all of whom had issue. See Peru (Mass.) Vital Records. 

14. Daniel 3 Scovil {Stephen 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at Lyme about 1718; died at 

East Haddam Jan. 18, 1761. 

He married first July 1, 1756, Miriam, dau. of William and Sarah 
(Day) Chamberlain of Colchester, who died July 2, 1757, ae. 27. 

He married secondly Sept. 24,1758, Lucy Beckwtth of East Haddam , 
who died before 1778. No issue by either marriage, and Daniel's 
property was disposed of by his brothers and sisters and their heirs 
after the death of his widow Lucy (see note B, infra). 

15. Thomas 3 Scovil (Stephen 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at Lyme June 16, 1722; died 

at Orwell, Vermont May 25, 1791. 

He married Nov. 9,1749 Jerusha, daughter of James and Rebecca 
ScoviLof Meriden-Walhngford (vide supra, no. 7). Jerusha, by whom 
he had six children, died before 1768, and he married secondly Bath- 

sheba , whose family name is unknown. As shown by East 

Haddam Land Records, Thomas was living at Lempster, Sullivan 
County, N.H., in 1778, but afterwards removed to Orwell, Vt. He 
was a blacksmith by trade. 

Children by first wife were: 1. Hannah, bapt. 1750. 2. Thomas 
Jr., b. Feb. 20, 1753, d. Apr. 7, 1813, m. Feb. 17, 1779 Rachel Board- 
man. 3. Lucy, bapt. 1756, d. y. 4. Jesse, bapt. 1759; m. Lucy 

and resided at Plymouth, Conn. 5. Daniel, whose wife's 

name was Rebecca, and who had children named Franklin, 
Ruby, Champion and Laura. 6. Jerusha, bapt. 1764, who m. Asa- 
hel L'Hommedleu. 

Children by second wife were: 2. Nathan, b. 1768, who m. Chloe 

and had Harriet, Minerva, Linus, Miranda and Orsamus. 

2. Ephraim, b. about 1770, who m. Vina Boardman, sister of Rachel 



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above-mentioned, and had five childern, named Halsi . I I 
nelia, Horace, Orkin, Alvixa. ;. Champion, bapt. 177 ,. who 
shipwrecked on Lake Erie, cast ashore at L01 I ind, and 

settled there or in Ontario. 

16. Nathan 8 Scovil (Stephen 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at Lyme, date of birth ui 

and that of his death unknown. 

He married Mary , family name not found;* removed to 

Meriden before 1757 and bought land at " Nbt< b Mountain adjoining 
that of James Scofel, Jr." At Meriden he had a son, Jedediah, bapt. 
June 19, 1757, but no further issue is recorded, and all trace of him and 
his family is lest after the year 1778, at which time he was -lill living 
in Meriden-Wallingford. 

1 7 . James 4 Scovil (A rthur, 3 A rthur, 2 A rthur 1 ), born at Lyme Jan. 18, 1 7 1 1 - 1 2 ; 

died there after 1760. 

He married at Lyme, Oct. xo, 1734 Elizabeth . Colch* 

records show that they had a child bom at the latter place in 17 
who died there Jan. 19, 1737, aged four months. The births of seven 
others are recorded at Lyme, but besides these there may have been 
also two sons, whose names do not appear in Lyme records. These 
were soldiers Thomas and James Scovil, who enlisted in X. Y. Provin- 
cial Troops in 1760, at which time they described themselves as aged 
twenty years and born at Lyme, Conn. Nothing is known of their 
subsequent history. 

The following children appear of record: 

i. A Child, b. Sept. 1736; d. at Colchester, Jan. 19, 1737. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 30, 1737. 

iii. Sybil ("Sibbel" in Lyme records), b. June 11, 1740; d. Nov. 5, 1745. 

1/. Rhoda, b. July 17, 1743. 

v. Sybil ("Sibbel" in Lyme records), b. July 12, 1746. 

vi. Irena, b. July 23, 1749. 

. vii. Arthur ("Arter" in Lyme records), b. Apr. 14, 1752. 

viii. Isaac, b. May 5, 1754. 

18. John 4 Scovil {Arthur 3 , Arthur-, Arthur 1 ), born probably at Colchester 

about i7i8."4(r« 

He married at Lyme Nov. 3, 1742 Sarah Alger; was made freeman 
at Colchester April 4, 1740, and is shown by land records to have been 
living within the present town limits of Salem as late as 1756, after 
which time his history has not been traced. 

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Children born at Colchester: 
i. Miriam, b. Feb. 25, 1747-8; probably the same who m. Feb. 1781, Samuel Fox ( 

as per East Haddam vital records, 
ii. Delight, b. Dec. 13, 1750. 

iii. Capt. Daniel, b. 1752; d. Nov. 29, 1781 (gravestone at Colchester), 
iv. Eleazer, b. July 12, 1754. 
(?) v. Moses, b. Dec. 6, 1762; d. July 24, 1836 at Youngstown, O., m. May 5, 1785, 
Rachel Baker, and had Anderson, David and Hurlburt. 

19. Elisha 4 Scovil (Arthur 3 , Arthur 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at Colchester in 1734; 

died 'at Wyoming Valley, Penna., 1799. 

He married at Colchester, Feb. 19,1756 Eliphael, daughtei of Pela- 
tiah and Martha (Avery) Bliss, of New London North Parish, now 
Montville. She died at Wyoming Valley, April 17, 1S22, ae. 84. 
Elisha was a farmer, and lived in the northerly part of Salem on land 
which he received from his father by deed of settlement dated Feb. 
16, 1773. A few years after his father's death, and prior to 1778, 
Elisha removed with his family to Salisbury, Litchfield county, and 
afterwards to Wyoming, in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He was a 
lieutenant of militia, and commanded Wintermoot's Fort at the time 
of the invasion of Wyoming Valley in July, 1778. See Miner s History 
of Wyoming, and Hayden's Wyoming Massacre. 

Children born at Colchester: 

i. Jonathan, b. Mar. 6, 1757; d. Feb. 8, 1824; m. Sept. 5, 1783, Sarah Church, 

who was b. Feb. 18, 1766, and d. Oct. 9, 1826; eleven children. Among these 
were sons David and Samuel Church, who lived at Salisbury. The former, 
b. Sept. 11, 1794, d. Nov. 26, 1847, m - Mary Strong Cutler, who was b. 
June 23, 1800, and d. Jan. 15, 1844. The younger son, b. June 18, 1804, d. 
June 12, 1865, m. Oct. 28, 1828, Lois D. Church and had nine children, one 
of whom was named Nathaniel Church, and another Samuel Church 
Scoville, Jr. 

ii. David, b. Aug. 10, 1759. 

iii. James, b. in 1762; d. at Wyoming Valley Jan. 8, 1810. 

iv. Silas, d. at Towanda, Penn. 

v. Sarah, m. Mr. Carpenter; d. in Ohio about 1818. 

vi. Orr, d. in the west. 

vii Anna, d. in the west. 

viii. Irene, m. Mr. Fenn; d. in Benton, Columbia Co., Penn. 

20. Samuel 4 Scovil (James 5 , James, 2 Arthur, 1 ) born at Meriden, Sept. 6, 1731. 

Married Oct. 3 1 , 1 754 Abigail, daughter of Moses and Mary(Clark) 
Yale. Wallingford Land Records show that Samuel sold his property 
in Meriden in 1772 and moved away, probably to New York State. 
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soldier in 1816, was living at that time in Canandaigua,N ibly 

it is the latter who is mentioned in "A Century of Merid 
as stationed at Roxbury during the siege of Boston in 1776. 

Children born at Meriden-Wallingford : 

i. John, b. Jan. 15, 1756. 

ii. Samuel Jr., b. Oct. 14, 1757; d. June 3, 1824; m. Sept. 27, 1780. Lydia HnCH- 
cock and had seven children named in order of their ages as f< 
Miles, Alma (d. y. ), Samuel, Russell, Marcus and Henry, all bom be- 
tween 1782 and 1801. 

iii. Sarah, b. Dec. 2, 1759. 

iv. Levi, b. June 29, 1762. 

v. Amasa, b. Nov. 21, 1765. 

21. James 4 Scovil, Jr. (James 3 , James 2 , A rthur 1 ), born at Meriden Sept. 14, 

1733; died there June 1, 1776. 

He married Dec. 10, 1755, Hannah, daughter of Phineas and Han- 
nah (Austin) Hough, who was b. Mar. 13, 1738, andd. Dec. 16, r 
after having survived her fifth husband, David Willard. 

Children born at Meriden-Wallingford: 

i. Moses, b. June 15, 1757; d. unm. Feb. 27 or 28, 1811. 

ii. David, b. Sept. 1, 1758; d. after 1824; m. May 13, 1779, Sarah Stanley. 

iii. Hannah, b. Nov. 4, 1760; d. Jan. 21, 1847; m. Sept. 15, 1778, Nathaniel Vale. 

iv. Jerusha, b. June 21, 1763; d. before 1826; m. Apr. 7, 1784, Elisha Rice, Jr.. of 

Cheshire. 
v. Marcy, b. Mar. 29, 1767; m. Jan. 1790, Amerton Vale, as his second wife, 
vi. Phebe, b. Apr. 16, 1770; m. Levi Parker. 
vii. James, b. Aug. 11, 1772; d. at Pompey, N. Y., Aug. 5, 1847; m. at Cheshire Feb. 

13, 1794, Lydia, dau. of Amasa and Dinah (Ives) Hall, and had 16 children. 

22. Elijah 4 Scovil (James 3 , James 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at Meriden July 15. 

died there Apr. 22, 1S10. 

He married first Oct. 20, 1763, Jemima, daughter of Joseph and 
Mary SHALERof Haddam. She was born at latter place Sept. 30, 1 741, 
and died May 29, 1772. 

He married secondly Oct. 21, 17 73, Hannah, daughter of Joseph and 
Hannah (White) Frary. She wasbornatMiddletown Upper Houses, 
now Cromwell, Jan. 20, 1738,11. s., and diedat Meriden Sept. 26, 1S15. 
Elijah was at Fort William Henry in 1757 and served with his brother 
Elisha and nephew David in companies of militia raised at Meriden 
in 1779. Elijah had two children by his first, and four by his second 
wife Thev were: 



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i. A Child, b. andd. in 1769. 

ii. Rebecca, b. Apr. 25, 1770; m. Deacon Lemuel Higby of Middletown. 

iii. Elijah, b. Aug. 17, 1774; d. unm. Mar. 18, 1798. 

iv. Hannah, b. Apr. 17, 1776; m. Samuel Plumb and removed to Turin, N. Y. 

v. Jemima, b. May n, 1778; d. Sept. 6, 1815; m. Mar. 3, 1810, Lemuel Potter of 
Hamden, Conn. 

vi. Eleazer, b. Feb. 22, 1780; d. at Circleville, Ohio, Aug. 29, 1868; m. Sept. 11, 
1808, Elizabeth, dau. of Amos and Sarah (Griswold) White and had seven 
children, named in order of their ages as follows: Elizabeth White, Frances 
Ann, George White, Lyman Eleazer, Jane Jemima, a child b. andd. 1819, 
and Roxanna Griswold. Of these, the last-named m. Lixrs Baldwin and d. 
s. p. at Meriden Jan. 24, 1907, in her 86th year. Lyman Eleazer, b. 
Nov. 30, 1815; d. May 13, 1898;™.. Mar. 31, 1847, Rebecca Alkire and had 
twelve children, eight of whom reached maturity. 

23. Elisha 4 Scovil (J antes 3 , James 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at Meriden, Oct. 15, 1742; 
died at Turin, N. Y., in 1827. 

He married first Dec. 20, 1764, Mary, daughter of John and Mary 
(Wilcox) Warner of Middletown, who was born Mar. 2, 1738-9, and 
diedin±784or 1785. He married secondly, Mar. 15, 1786, at Branford, 
widow Lydia (Foote) Baldwin, by whom he had one daughter, Lydia. 
In 1769 Elisha, Elijah, and Samuel Scovil with others withdrew from 
the First Congregational Church at Meriden with the intention of 
forming a separate ecclesiastical society, but most of them returned 
after a few years. In 1797 Elisha removed -with his family to Turin, 
Lewis county, New York, where he passed the remainder of his life. 

Children born at Meriden- Wallingford: 

i. Rhoda, b. Oct. 5, 1765; m. Giles Dowd, Jr. in 1786; residence Lowville, N. Y. 

ii. Lemuel, b. July 16, 1767. 

iii. Reuben, b. Aug. 21, 1769; d. July 9, 1846. 

iv. Irena, b. Aug. 17, 1771; d. in New Haven Feb. 26, 1870; m. Silas Dowd in Feb. 
1787. 

v. Elisha, b. Feb. 24, 1774; d. at Orangeville, Michigan, 1848; m. about 1798 
Mellicent Roberts, of Welsh descent, who d. at Turin, N. Y. about 181 2. 
Their children were: Eli, Sorhronia, Oliver (d. unm. about 1870, ae. 68), 
Mary, Lucy, Harlow (1808-1892), and Elisha (1810-1898.) Of these 
Harlow m. July 28, 183 1, Alzina, dau. of Levtn and Chloe (Ballou) 
Jillson and had issue, but male line now extinct. The youngest son, Elisha, 
m. in 1834 Adaline Hurlbut of Booneville, N. Y., and had Philenda, 
Delavan and Francena, b. respectively 1836, 1842 and 1848. 

vi. Oliver, b. Apr. 13, 1776 (Middletown vital records). 

vii. Hezekiah, b. May 31, 1779; d. 1856 at Lyons Falls, N. Y.;m. Caroline Brown 
and had eight children, as follows : Carlos Philander ( i 804-1 904), Henriette 
Minerva, Theodore, Jane, Anne, Elizabeth, Matilda, and Gustavus 
Adolphus. The eldest of these, one of the three Scoville centennarians known, 



SCOVILLE I'a.MII.', Kl .< 01 

served as Assemblyman, State Senator, judge and Sun 
county. He m. Au«. 1834, Mary Rockwell, dau. of Philo and Abi 
(Marten) Rockwell, and has two -hildren living '. 
Christine Kellogg, the latter the wife of Henry A. Phd 

viii. Polly, b. Mar. 17, 1784. 

ix. LYDIA, b. Dec. 13, 1786. 

24. Noah 4 Scovil (William*, John-, Arthur 1 ), born at Saybrook, May 5, 1732; 

married Anna, daughter of Hezekiah and Aw I'i-u 1 : - ; 
second parish, now Essex. She died Mar. 13, 1813, ae. 8. -one 

inscr. at Essex). 

Children born at Saybrook: 

i. Anna, b. about 1756; d. at Berlin 1801; m. in 1781 A Jr. 

ii. Capt. Noah, b. in 1759; d. at Essex, Feb. n, 1821; m. about 17S0 Desire, 
daughter of Jabez and Deborah Pratt, and had five children. 

25. Elijah 4 Scovil (William 3 , John 2 , Arthur 1 , born at Saybrook about 

Married June 17, 1759, Sarah, daughter of Daniel Willi a 
Saybrook. Baptismal records of the Second Church at Saybrook, in 
that part of the old town which is now Centerbrook, formerly Potap- 
ogue, show that there were nine children, named as follows: William. 
Matthew, Martha, Elijah, Abigail, Sarah, Ruth, John and Mary. 
A "widow Sarah Scovel" perhaps widow of Elijah, m. at Westbrook 
Oct. 25, 1798, Peleg Hill. Matthew 5 b. Jan. 24, 1761, d. Jnly 31, 
1853, was a Revolutionary War Pensioner. 

26. Matthew 4 Scovil (William 3 , John-, Arthur 1 ), born at Saybrook about 

1738; died at Guilford Sept. 6, 1805. 

He married fiist Hannah , by whom he had two children, 

Betsey and Hannah, the former of whom m. Jedediah Pratt, and the 
latter (bapt. 1777) m. a Mr. Woodsworth. He married secondly 

Sarah , probably Sarah Tyler, since Westbrook church records 

give date of marriage of these parties as Nov. 16, 1793. Children by 
second wife were: Edward Tiley, Fanny, Hope, Ezra, William 
and Henry. 

One of Matthew's sons, Capt. William, 5 married Oct. 1810, Eliza- 
beth Lord Pratt, who was born Sept. 9, 17S3, and had a son named 
William Nelson, born 18 14. The last-named, called in the records 
Capt. William, married Jan. 10, 1840, Sarah Smith Strong. 

Another of Matthew's sons, Edward Tiley*, is thought to have been 
the father of three children who removed with their widowed mother 
about 1820 to Lawrence county, Ohio. These were: Curtis, born 
Dec. 1, 1795; Matthew, born Dec. 31, 1797; and Laura, born about 



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1800. Curtis Scovell (so he spelled the name) married Feb. 1, 1825 
Ann Gillen and had 11 children, born at Burlington, Ohio, named 
in order of their ages as follows : William Tiley, Sarah E., Rachel T., 
Mary J., Adeliza, Emily A., Matthew L., Guillette and Edith M. 
Numerous progeny still living in Ohio and Louisiana. 

27. Samuel 4 Scovil Stephen 2 , Stephen}, Arthur 1 ), born at East Haddam Sept. 

29, 1731, removed some time before 1760 to Cornwall where he died. 

He married first Ruth Squires, daughter of Rev. Jonathan 
Squires of Plainfield; and secondly at Cornwall in 1761, Mary 
Rowland. By the first marriage he had two sons, Jacob (b. 1756) 
and Samuel (b. Nov. 8, 1758; m. Mary Emmons 1784), who were 
Revolutionary War soldiers. Children by second marriage were: 
Joseph, Daniel, Jonah, Ezra, Stephen, Jonathan, also four daugh- 
ters named Lois, Eunice, Ruth and Sally, this being the order in 
which they are enumerated in Gold's History of Cornwall. 

Of the sons, Jonathan was the only one who remained at Cornwall 
and left issue. He married Saloma Hoskins, who died Aug. 4, 1845, 
ae. 66. He died Sept. 21, 1850. Their children, named in order of 
seniority, were as follows: Jacob and Samuel (twins, b. 1801; d. 1876 
and 1877 respectively, the latter unm.), Dr. John, Ethan, Sarah, 
Mary Ann, and Daniel. For additional data, including a portrait 
and biography of the late Rev. Samuel 7 Scoville, one may consult the 
second edition of Gold's History. 

28. Timothy 4 Scovil (Stephen 3 , Stephen 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at East Haddam 

Sept. 20, 1737. 

Married at Colchester Sept. 3, 1760 Thankful, daughter of James 
and Alice (Swlft) Crocker, who was born at the latter place Jan. 27, 
1733-4. Timothy accompanied or followed his brothers Samuel and 
Stephen 2d to Cornwall, removing probably about 1762. His two 
elder children were born at East Haddam, and two younger at Corn- 
wall. They were: 

i. RuTH,b. Dec. 8, 1760; d. at Cornwall Feb. 16,1764. 

29. ii. Timothy, b. Oct. 31, 1762; d. Dec. 25, 1846; m. Chloe Kelsey. 

iii. Ithamar, b. Aug. 7, 1764; removed to Tompkins county, N. Y. 

iv. Ira, b. Sept. 25, 1766; also removed to Tompkins county, N. Y. 

29. Timothy 5 Scovill (Timothy*, Stephen 3 , Stephen 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at East 

Haddam Oct. 31, 1762, according to East Haddam Town Records, or 
Sept. 13, 1762, as noted in Cornwall records; died at Hector, N. Y., 
Dec. 25, 1846. 



SCOVILLE I'.VMII.Y RECOB 

He married at Salisbury Chloe, daughter oi William i 
(Chapman) KELSEY, who was b. April 13, [762. After th< the 

Revolutionary War, in which he served, Timothy resided 

years in Salisbury, and for a short time in Burlington, Vt., but about 

1802 removed to Greene, Chenango county, \. Y.,and four y 

to Hector, in Tompkins county, where he continued to live until hi> 

death. 

Children born at Salisbury : 
30. 1. Philo, b. Nov. 30, 1791; d. at Cleveland, O., June 5, 1875; m - Jemima I. 

Olive, b. Jan. 31, 1793; d. 1880; m. in 1812 Augi -1 1 - Ely. 
Polly, b. May 27, 1795; d. unni. 
Hester Kelsey, b. Nov. 30, 1800; m. David Rum. 

The following condensed report of Timothy's Revolutionary War service 
is transcribed from a statement furnished by the U. S. Bureau of Pensions at 
the request of Mr. Edward Tracy Scovill of Cleveland, his great-grandson : 

"From June, 1779, he served 6 months as a substitute for his father Timothy Scovii.l under 
Capt. Belts in Col. Sherman's regiment at Verplank's Point on Hudson River, at Mon 
N.Y., and at Staten Island. In June, 1780, he enlisted and served 3 months under Capt. John 
Perrier and Col. Samuel Canfield at Horse Neck (a part of Greenwich, Conn.); at White 
Plains, N. Y., a guard on the lines; and March, 1781, he served 3 months, as a substitute, under 
the command of Col. Canfield; and 12 months in 1782 with Capt. Nathan Stoddard and Col. 
Canfield against the 'Cow Boys ' or Tories, at Morrisania and adjoining places in N. Y. 

" He was during this 'term,' stationed 2 months at Fort Waterbury in Stamford. Conn., at 
White Plains, and at other places. While out scouting, being ahead of his party, he discovered 
six 'Cow Boys' in a dooryard, andaipon calling to his party to come on, the ' Cow Boys ' 
threw down their muskets and ran off. He gathered up the arms himself and carried them to 
his comrades. . . " 

30. Philo 6 Scovill (Timothy^, Timothy 4 , Stephen 3 , Stephen' 2 , Arthur 1 ), born 
at Salisbury, Conn., Nov. 30, 1791; died at Cleveland, Ohio, June 5. 

i875- 

He married Feb. 16, 1810, at Ellsworth, Ohio, Jemima Bixby. 
daughter of Benjamin and Margaret (Walker) Blxby. She was 
born at Libson, Ohio, Dec. 27, 1800, and died at Cleveland April 4, 
1888. The following account of Philo Scovill is extracted from the 
History of Cleveland, 19 10. 

PHILO SCOVILL. 

(For Portrait see Frontispiece.) 

"The Scovill family in Cleveland was founded there by Philo whose name is 
indelibly imprinted upon the pages of its history as one of the city's foremost 



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pioneers and the promoter of many business interests and public enterprises 
which gave shape to early development and constituted a stimulus for later 
progress. 

"Philo Scovill was born November 30, 1791, in Salisbury, Connecticut, and 
was a boy of nine years when his father removed to Cornwall, Connecticut, 
whence he later went to Chenango, New York. Subsequently the family resi- 
dence was in Seneca county, on the banks of Seneca lake. Afterwards they 
removed to Buffalo, from which place Philo came to Cleveland in 181 6. His 
father was a millwright by trade and had brought up his son to the use of tools. 
However, Philo Scovill's early connection with Cleveland was that of a mer- 
chant, and he was one of the first merchants of the city. Here he established 
himself in the drug and grocery business near the present site of the American 
House. The business proved distasteful, however, and the sharp practice of 
his partner having made it unprofitable, Mr. Scovill disposed of his interest, 
and, finding himself worth several hundred dollars less than nothing, he set out 
at once upon another venture by which he hoped to retrieve his fortunes. 
In company with Thomas 0. Young he began building a sawmill on Big creek, 
a little stream which empties into the Cuyahoga near the present village of 
Brooklyn. At length this was built and operated successfully for some time. 

" Mr. Scovill was a carpenter and joiner by trade and in addition to the pro- 
duction of lumber at his mill be began to engage in business as a builder and 
contractor, having Levi Johnson as his only competitor at first. At the time of 
his arrival here Cleveland could hardly be called a hamlet and there were only 
twenty-seven families within the limits of Cuyahoga county. Settlers had 
begun to come in, however, in considerable numbers and Mr. Scovill soon had 
the erection of many stores and dwelling houses upon his lands. In 1825 he 
built the Franklin House on Superior street, on the next lot but one west of the 
site of the Johnson House. He opened this hotel and managed it successfully 
for twenty-three years with the exception of an interval of five years, when it 
was leased by B. Huntington. The original Franklin House was a frame build- 
ing, but in 1855 Mr. Scovill removed it and erected a brick structure in its place. 
While conducting the hotel he did not altogether relinquish his interests as a 
builder but took many contracts during that period. Among them were con- 
tracts for the erection of a lighthouse on Bois Blanc island in the straits of 
Mackinac and another at the mouth of Maumee Ba\ , both of which were faith- 
fully and successfully carried out. About the year 1835 Mr. Scovill removed to 
a farm which he had purchased in Parma, where he remained about two years. 
It was during his residence in Parma that he was elected to the state legislature 
on the whig ticket. Although strong in his political convictions, he was in no 
sense of the term a politician and the election was an honor unsought and un- 



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wished for. The legislator of those days had to vork his p 

capital, riding either in a lumbering stage coa< h ovi rable road 

on horse back. Mr. Scovill's term of one year satisfied ln'm with legislative 

honors and he declined to run a second time. 

"Perceiving that Cleveland was bound to grow, Mr. Scovill made judi< 
purchases of real estate from time to time, investing his entire savings in land. 
One of these purchases consisted of a tract of one hundred and tei . hich 

he bought of the Connecticut Company in 1834. This tract extended from what 
is now the corner of East Ninth and Woodland avenue to Greenwood - 
now East Twenty-eighth street. To show the wonderful increase in the value 
of this property, Mr. Scovill used to tell how, a number of years after his pur- 
chase, he sold a lot at the corner of Browned and Garden streets, which was 
the only one unsold, for exactly what he paid for the original tract of one hun- 
dred and ten acres. 

"Mr. Scovill was frequently called to positions of local trust, serving as town- 
ship trustee in early days and then as a member of the city council when Cleve- 
land had been advanced to the dignity of a city. In 1858, finding that his rapidly 
augmenting real-estate interests demanded his entire attention, Mr. Scovdl 
relinquished all else and devoted himself entirely to their development. Streets 
were laid out on his property and inducements offered to purchasers that insured 
a ready sale and aided materially in the growth of the city. He also interested 
himself actively in several important enterprises which have been of great bene- 
fit to the city. He was one of the first directors of the Cleveland & Pittsburg 
Railroad Company and was one of the founders of the First National Bank, 
of which he was elected president after the death of George Worrhingron. Mr. 
Scovill's integrity, resolution and energy gave him the fullest confidence of all 
with whom he was connected. His life was one of well-directed usefulness and 
may well be taken as an example by the young men of today. His business 
cares were never allowed to sour his genial, social qualities and he enjoyed not 
only the respect but also the love of his associates. 

"Mr. Scovill was married February 16, 1819, to Miss Jemina Bixby, who was 
born in 1800 and who, with two sons and a daughter, survived him. His death 
occurred June 5, 1875, at his residence at what was then 20 Euclid Avenue. His 
widow survived him until 1888. She shared with her husband in his good work 
in behalf of the city, was the founder of the Old Women's Home of Cleveland 
and was one of the first members of Trinity church. It was mainly through her 
efforts that the First Trinity Church in Cleveland was built." 

Children born at Cleveland, Ohio: 

i. Edward Alexander, b. Dec. 22, 1819; d. Apr. 20, 1890, at Cleveland. Ohio; 

m. Sept. 19, 1845, at Dansville, N. Y., Catherine Lemen Sholl. daughter 



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of Jacob and Sarah (Lemen) Sholl. Their children were Edward Tracy 
and William Sholl Scovill, of whom the later d. unm. in 1897. For an 
account of the former, see History of Cleveland, 1910. 

ii. Caroline Amelia, b. May 12, 1822; d. Sept. 22, 1897; m. Feb. 1839 Elijah 
St. John Bemis of Buffalo, and had five children. 

iii. Oliver Comstock, b. June 25, 1823; d. Mar. 9, 1894; m. in 1846 Adelaide 
Clark, who was born at Milford, Conn., Oct. 16, 1825, and died Mar. 27, 1880. 

iv. A Son, b. Aug. 8, 1831; d. Sept. 15, 1832. 

NOTE A. 

According to Colchester church records, as kept by Rev. Ephraim Little, 
Nathan Scovil and Sarah Gates were married Sept. 8, 1748. The entry 
is probably erroneous, and care is necessary to distinguish this Nathan from 
his namesake of East Haddam, who married in 1749 Elizabeth Gates, as 
one learns from Colchester vital records. It will be convenient to note 
some of the latter's posterity, as follows: 

Nathan 3 Scovil {Benjamin, 2 John 1 ), born at East Haddam in 1724; died 
in southeast part of Colchester, now Salem, between 1783 and 1790. He 
married at Colchester, Sept. 8, 1749 Elizabeth, daughter of Josiah and 
Grace (Rathbone) Gates, who was born May 8, 1729. In 1751 Nathan 
was "of Lebanon," where he probably lived for twenty years or more, but 
afterwards returned to Colchester, or that part of it which was locally known 
as "Param." 

Children: 

i. Jerusha, b. July 30, 1750; m. Mar. 17, 1774, Cary Leeds, of New London. 

ii. Nathan, b. May 8, 1756; d. at Wyalusing, Pa., June 19, 1813; m. Dec. 11, 1783, 
Ruth, dau. of Jonathan and Rachel (Otis) Harris of Colchester. They 
lived in Canaan, N. Y.,in 1787, and later removed to Bradford county, Pa. 
Children: 1. Caroline, b. Jan. 13, 1857; d. May 13, 1788. 2. Harris, b. 
June 7, 1787; practised law inNew York City from 1816 to 1864. 3. Nathan, 
b. June 5, 1789; d. Feb. 9, 1874; m. Jan. 8, 1816, Hannah, dau. of Joseph 
and Alice (Wells) Black; eleven children. Melville Amasa Scovell, 
Director of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station, is a descendant. 

iii. Solomon, b. Sept. 16, 1759; d. Dec. 1, 1832; m. in Lebanon Molly, daughter of 
Solomon and Anna (Downer) Dewey. Children: 1. Polly. 2. Hannah. 
3. Sarah Ann. 4. Amherst D.,m. Jan. 10, 1825, Rebecca Coggershall 
(sic, Colchester Records). 

NOTE B. 

Following is a literal transcript of a deed recorded in East Haddam Land 
Records, vol. n, p. 25, by which Daniel Scovil's brothers and sisters, or their 
heirs, as the case may be, convey land in Millington Society to Thomas Scovil 



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Jr., then of Lempster, N. H., under date of March 10, 1778. Thif 
shortly afterwards sold by the grantee to John Parkeb and John Little, 
East Haddam. 

QUITCLAIM:— To all People to Whom these Pn 

"KNOWYE, thatwe, Ezekiel Scovel of Waterbury and Nathan Seen ELofWaUii 1 

both of New Haven County; and Sunn . Si ovel, Mar< I - Cole, Phi Bl I OLE his 
Stephen Scovel the 2d and Mary Scovel his wife,JosEPH Be< kuiiii and Mary h 
[Asai-iel] Rogers and Sarah Rogers his wife, of the County of Hartford and of I 
Connecticut; and Abner Scovel and Thomas Scovel, in the Stale of New II 
the consideration of Sixty Pounds Lawful Money by us in hand received to our full >atisfac 
tion of Thomas Scovel the second of Lamster, in the County of Cheshire in said State 1 
Hampshire, do Quit Claim, release and make over all our right and title to and interest in all 
the lands and buildings being and lying in the Township of Last Haddam that came to us by 
heirship out of the estate of Daniel Scovel late of said East Haddam deceased, in said Hart- 
ford County and said Connecticut State; so that we ourselves, our Heirs, Executors and ad- 
ministrators, or any under us or them or in our name or stead are hereby excluded and de- 
barred from molesting or any other ways or means hindering said Thomas Scovel the second 
of said Lamster his heirs or Assigns in the peaceable and quiet use, occupancy and improve- 
ment of the premises forever. 

" In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals Mar. 10, a.d. 1778." 
(Then follow signatures of grantors and witnesses.) 



NOTE C. 

The family name of Rebecca, wife of James 3 Scovil, was possibly Hall. YVallingford 
deeds (vol. 14, p. 458) contain the following: "Josiah Fowler and Ruth my wife, both of 
Branford, and Lydia Hall of Wallingford, convey to James Scofell (sic) land in parish of 
Meriden, near Lamentation Mt., part of the farm that belonged to our honoured father 
Caleb Hall, deceased, bounded westerly parti}' upon my son James Scofell his land." 
May 2, 1760. The last clause seems to be quoted from a former deed, and so may refer 
to a Hall who was father-in-law of James Scovil. No such Rebecca is mentioned, how- 
ever, in extant Hall genealogies. (See ante, p. 6). 



ANNOUNCEMENT. 

It is expected that the parts already published of Scoville Family Records 
will be followed by later numbers of uniform size and style with the preceding, 
the intention being to trace the early history of all branches decended from 
Connecticut ancestors. 

All persons having materials in their possession which will assist in the 
preparation of a complete Scoville Family genealogy are earnestly requested 
to transmit a copy of such data to the compiler, at Cambridge, Mass. 

Harvard University C. R. E. 

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SCOVILLE FAMILY RECORDS. 
HARWINTON BRANCH. 

Les peuples heureux n'oid pas d'hisloire." French Proverb. 

THE present brochure contains the family records of the descendants of 
Ezekiel, 3 son of Stephen 2 and grandson of Arthur 1 Scovil, who was 
one of the pioneer settlers of Harwinton, in Litchfield county, Con- 
necticut, having removed thither from Windsor about the year 1742. Ezekiel 
was a farmer and lived upon land given him by his father, which the latter had 
purchased from his kinsman James 3 Scovil of Meriden-Wallingford in 1735. 
The wife of Ezekiel 3 was Mind well, daughter of Joseph Barber of Windsor ; 
and of the eight children which blessed their union two sons and three daughters 
lived to a good old age, married, and were survived by a large progeny. Owing 
to the fact that sons rather than daughters predominated among the first few 
generations of the Ezekiel line, and that most of these had large families, 
the Harwinton branch of the Scoville family comprises a larger number of 
descendants bearing this surname than any of the collateral races in Con- 
necticut. 

The task of collecting the later family records of the Ezekiel line was begun 
a number of years ago by a lady in Torrington, Connecticut, Mrs. Jennie 
M. Scoville Wheeler, and carried on by her with much diligence by means 
of correspondence and otherwise, with the result that in the course of 
time a very large quantity of manuscript materials was brought together. 
These were very generously placed in the hands of the present writer for 
incorporation in a genealogy of the descendants of Arthur 1 Scovil, the pub- 
lication of which has been practically assured by Mr. Charles B. Scoville 
of Chicago. 

In the preparation of the following outline genealogy of the Harwinton 
branch, chief reliance has been placed upon the information gathered by Mrs. 
Scoville Wheeler, her materials having been condensed and rearranged, 
and in some instances checked by comparison with church and public records. 
The present editor desires to acknowledge his indebtedness to Mrs. Wheeler 
for the use of her materials, and to Mr. W. H. Scoville of Hartford for having 
generously aided in defraying the expense of their publication. 



4 Scoville Family Records 

A few remarks may be offered at this point concerning the ancestral home 
and connections of the original Scovil emigrants, John 1 and Arthur 1 , in Eng- 
land. Tradition has it that these two were brothers, and came to this country 
from southwestern England about the year 1660. Quite recently a search has 
been instituted among English records to determine the origin of the first Scovil 
colonists, and is now being carried forward by Mr. C. A. Hoppin in behalf 
of Mr. C. B. Scoville of Chicago, and of the heirs of the late Mr. Kingsbury 
of Waterbury, Connecticut. 

In the light of Mr. Hoppin's investigations one is forced to conclude that 
John 1 and Arthur 1 Scovil, who first appear of record in New England after 
1660, were not brothers but more distantly related kinsmen, both being undoubt- 
edly derived from the same stock. The immediate ancestry of Arthur 1 has not 
yet been traced, but John 1 Scovil is identified by Mr. Hoppin as a son of a 
landholderof the same Christian name, who last appears at Turnworth, Dorset. 
This John of Turnworth was son of one Thomas Scovil, whose will is extant, and 
is proved to have belonged to the rather prominent family residing at Witch- 
ampton during the latter part of the sixteenth century. In the early church 
records of this place the name is sometimes spelled Scovell and Scobell, and there 
are indications that this branch of the family came thither — to Witchampton, — 
from Cornwall. Thomas Scovil, grandfather of John 1 the original emigrant, 
had a brother Charles, who was a graduate from Oxford, and although his 
issue has not been traced, it is not unlikely that Arthur 1 Scovil of Boston, 
Middletown and Lyme may prove to be a descendant. 



GENEALOGY. 

First Generation. 

Ein jeder lebt's, nicht vielen ist's bekannt." Goethe. 

For a presentation of the known facts in regard to the history Arthur 1 
Scovil and his immediate family the reader is referred to two preceding publi- 
cations in pamphlet form dealing with Scoville family history. These owe 
their origin chiefly to the interest taken in this subject by Messrs. C. B. Sco- 
ville of Chicago, E. T. Scovill of Cleveland, W. H. Scoville of Hartford, and 
the late Hon. F. J. Kingsbury of Waterbury, Connecticut. The following 
genealogy forms the continuation of Part II of the series, and it is hoped that 
this may be succeeded by still other parts treating of the descendants of the 
two pioneer colonists. Eventually a complete work may be published in book 
form. 



Harwinton Branch 

Second Generation. 

2. Stephen 2 Scovil {Arthur 1 ), born probably between 1680 and 1684 at 

Lyme, Connecticut; died in Hadlyme parish of East Haddan 
May 20 and May 30, 1752. Will on file at Colchester. 

He married Nov. 4, 1705, Sarah, daughter of Thomas and II 1 
(Brockway) Champion of Lyme. She was born at the latter place 
March 8, 1687-88 and survived her husband. Stephen owned several 
parcels of land in Lyme and vicinity, and appears to have lived at one 
time in what is now North Lyme. In 1724 he removed to the adjoin- 
ing parish of Hadlyme, and passed there the remainder of his life. 

Children born at Lyme, Connecticut: 

i. Stephen, b. Aug. 20, 1706; m. Rebecca Millard. 10 children, 

ii. Sarah, b. Sept. 11, 1708; m. John Brockway. 
iii. Arthur, b. about 1710; m. Phebe Willey. 5 children. 
3. iv. Ezekiel, b. June 12, 1712; m. Mindwell Barber. 8 children, 
v. Hezekiah, b. about 1714; m. Mary Gates. 4 children. 
vi. Hannah, b. perhaps about 1716, and was living in 1742, but probably d. unm. 

before 1752, as she is not mentioned in her father's will. 
vii. Daniel, b. about 1718; m. (1) Miriam Chamberlain, and (2) Lucy Beckwith. 

No children, 
viii. Mary, b. probably in 17 10 or 1720; m. Joseph Beckwith. 
ix. Thomas, b. June 16, 1722; m. Jerusha Scovil of Wallingford. 
x. Nathan, date of birth not recorded. Hadlyme church records give "Nathan 

and Hannah, children of Stephen and Sarah Scoval baptized as adults in 

1746." 

Third Generation. 

3. Ezekiel 3 Scovil {Stephen 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at Lyme June 12, 171 2; died at 

Harwinton, Connecticut, Aug. 5, 1791. He married Oct. 2$, 1740. in 
Harwinton, Mindwell, daughter of Joseph 3 (Samuel 2 , Thomas 1 ) 
Barber. She was born at Windsor in 1715, and died Sept. 1, 1800. 
They lived first at Windsor, but after 1742 on the so-called "Scoville's 
Hill" in Harwinton. The old homestead is no longer standing, but a 
pile of stones marks the spot, and nearby is the old private burying 
ground of the Scoville family. 

Children born at Harwinton: 

i. Mindwell, b. Sept. 26, 1742; d. Sept. 7, 1820; m. March 15, 1762 Eli, son of 

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ii. Ezekiel, b. Jan. 5, 1744; d. Oct. 18, 1821; m. (1) Rebecca Thompson; (2) 

Widow Elizabeth (Gridly) Alford. 

iii. Keziah, b. Feb. 28, 1746; m. Beach; was living in 1786. 

iv. Asa Fitch, b. Oct. 10, 1748; died young, perhaps in 1748. 
;. v. Joseph, b. July 21, 1751; m. Abigail Wilson 1771. 

vi. Sarah, b. July 6, 1754; m. Bristol; living in 1786. 

vii. Mary, b. May 1, 1757; m. April 11, 1776 David, son of Samuel Foote. 

viii. Hannah, b. Oct. 7, 1762; d. Oct. 1843; m. about 1779 Elijah, son of James 

Steel. He was born Jan. 22, 1758, and died Aug. 21, 1830 at Watertown, 

Connecticut. 

Fourth Generation. 

Ezekiel 4 Scovil (Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 , Arthur 1 ) born at Harwinton Jan. 5, 
1744; died there Oct. 18, 1821; married (1) Rebecca Thompson 
Aug. 4, 1766, and (2) Widow Elizabeth (Gridly) Alford. He and 
his wives are buried in the south cemetery in Harwinton, and the 
inscription on his gravestone reads " Capt. Ezekiel." He trained with 
the militia at one time, and served in the Revolutionary War. 

Children born at Harwinton: 

Daniel, b. Apr. 27, 1767; m. (i)Lucina Cook; and (2) Widow Eduha (Moses) 
Scoville. 

Abner, b. May 4, 1769; m. (1) Comfort Bristol; and (2) Widow Editha 
(Moses) Barber. 

Asher, b. Sept. 17, 1771; m. (1) Sally Brooker; and (2) Olive Vincent 
Potter. 

Ezekiel, b. Jan. 17, 1773; m. Sabra Wilson. 

Stephen, b. July 8, 1775; m. (1) Chloe Cook; and (2) Widow Laura Rob- 
bins. 

Joseph Thompson, b. June 6, 1777; m. Ann Cook. 

Conent, b. May 27, 1779; m. Rebecca Dunham. 

13. viii. Roswell, b. Mar. 11, 1782; m. Anna Ames. 

ix. Chloe, b. June 6, 1784; m. Ammon, son of Abner and Dorcas Wilson of 
Harwinton, who was b. Apr. 6, 1780. They removed to Camden, N. Y. 

14. x. Levi, b. July 25, 1787; m. Statira Johnson. 

5. Joseph 4 Scovil (Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 , Arthur 1 ), born at Harwinton July 21, 
1751; died July 1833; married Oct. 20, 1771 Abigail, daughter of 
Abner Wilson (Hist, of Torrington says that she was the daughter 
of Deacon John Wilson of Harwinton). Joseph and wife are buried 
in the south burying ground at Harwinton and the inscription reads 
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Children born at Harwinton: 

i. Abigail, b. May 2, 1772; ra. July 3, 1793 Lyman Thompson. 

15. ii. Joseph, b. June 8, 1774; ra. Lucina Coe. 

16. Hi. John, b. Dec. 1777; m. Chloe Brooker. 
iv. Mary, b. July 4, 1779; d. May 10, 1810. 

v. Mindwell, b. Dec. 13, 1781; d. Apr. 7, 1784. 

17. vi. Champion, b. June 12, 1784; m. Elizabeth Upson. 

Fifth Generation. 

6. Daniel 5 Scovil {Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Harwinton April 27, 

1767; died Mar. 7, 1846. He married (1) April 19, 1789 Lucina, 
daughter of Samuel Cook of Windsor. She was born Nov. 18, 1768, 
and died April 2, 1832. He married (2) Widow Editha Barber 
Scovil, relict of his brother Abner; she died Oct. 31, 1851, aged 79. 
Her former husband was one Joab Barber of Canton and Tonington. 
Daniel was a farmer and also joint owner with his brother Abner 
of a saw-mill located near the Palmer Bridge. He is described by 
Charles W. Scoville as a tall, erect man of soldierly appearance, with 
a happy, hearty, whole-souled nature, and a great favorite among his 
Harwinton townspeople. His first wife Lucina was aunt of Chloe 
and Ann Cook (daughters of Oliver), who married two of Daniel's 
brothers. 

Children born at Harwinton : 

18. i. Riley, b. Apr. 2, 1790; m. Nancy Baldwin. 

19. ii. Sheldon, b. Nov. 24, 1792; m. (1) Amelia Nobles; (2) Widow Anna Bradley. 
iii. Hiram, b. in 1793 (?); rem. to Michigan about 1820, m. and d. there, leading 

two daughters. 
iv. Rebecca, b. May 2, 1795; d. Nov. 1S83 at Waterbury; m. Chauncy Wood- 
ruff, who d. at Camden, N. Y., May 14, 1880. 

7. Abner 5 Scovil (Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born May 4, 1769 at Har- 

winton, died there Nov. 26, 1,836; married (1) July 15, 1S08 Comfort 
daughter of Reuben Bristol who was born in 1772. He married {2) 
Editha (Moses) Barber, widow of Joab Barber. She afterwards 
became the second wife of Abner's brother Daniel Scovil, and died 
Oct. 31, 1851, age 79. Her daughter Clarissa married Abner's son, 
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Children born in Harwinton : 

i. Philenda, b. Apr. 2 , 1792; d. Sept. 24, 1865; m. Jan. 24, 1815 Daniel Weed 

of Granby. He d. Aug. 6, i8 3, ae. 61. 

ii. Beede, b. 1793 or 1794; m. Enos Baldwin of E. Litchfield. 

20. iii. Abnee, b. Oct. 1795; m. Betsy Redford. 

21. iv. Warren, b. Aug. 24, 1798; m. Evelyn Bellamy. 

22. v. Darius, b. Tuly 4, 1799; m. (1) Clarissa Barber; (2) Hannah Kellogg. 
vi. Diantha, b. May 16, 1801; d. Sept. 4, 1853; m. Apr. 21, 1821 Rufus Shepard, 

of Mt. Morris, N. Y. 

23. vii. Chester, b. Feb. 1, 1803; m. Abigail Smith. 

viii. Pamelia, b. 1804 or 1805; d. Jan. 10, 1844; m. Fitch Armstrong; d. in Orleans 

county, N. Y. 
ix. Maria, b. May 6, 1806; d. Apr. 4, 1878 at New Hartford; m. June 30, 1825 

Julius Jones. He was b. Sept. 5, 1796 and d. Tan. 5, i860. 

Asher 5 Scovil (Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Harwinton Sept. 17, 
177 1 ; died at East Litchfield Feb. 28, 183 1; married (1) Sally, daughter 
of Abraham Brooker of Harwinton, who died Aug. 1, 1817, age 53. 
He married (2) May 1, 1818 Widow Olive (Vincent) Potter, of Ply- 
mouth, who was a sister of Collis Hurtington's mother, and came from 
Martha's Vineyard. She survived her husband. All Asher's children 
moved away. They were: 

i. A Child, d. in Aug. 1796. 

ii. Hannah, b. Dec. 25, 1795; d. June 25, 1879; m - Feb. 13, 1823 David L. Wood- 
ruff; res. in New Hartford. 

24. iii. Norman, b. Dec. 12, 1797; m. (1) Widow Eliza Knapp; (2) Widow Achsah 

Lane. 

Lyman, b. Mar. 11, 1799; m. (1) Sarah Ann Dudley; (2) Maria L. Shepard. 

Jesse, b. 1800; m. Harriet Goodwin. 

Caleb, b. Sept. 5, 1801; m. Ann Elton. 

Sally, b. Mar. 1, 1803; d. Jan. 7, 1877; m. Nov. 1823 Samuel Catlin of Har- 
winton. 
viii. George, b. June 1, 1805; d. July 3, 1870 at Montgomery, Ala. 

. Ezekiel 5 Scovil (Ezekiel*, Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Harwinton Jan. 17, 
1773; died at Camden, N. Y., April 2, 1834; married Sabra, daughter of 
Deacon Stephen (Hist, of Torrington says Daniel) and Sabra (Bar- 
tholomew) Wilson. She was born Feb. 19, 1781, and died June 2, 
1853 at Camden, N. Y. They removed to that place in 1828. 

Children born in Harwinton : 

38. i. Russell W., b. 1801; m. Dec. 5, 1830 Harriet Preston. 

ii. Fanny, b. about 1803; m. Jeremiah Bailey, in Camden, N. Y. 



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John Wilson, b. Sept. 1806; m. Martha Wilson. 

Joel Warner, b. 1808; m. Lovicia Johnson, (spelled Lodoiska in Annals of 

Winchester). He d. July 25, 1876; she d. July 9, 1880 ae. 72. 
Nelson, b. July 4, 1809; m. Fannie Rice. 
Linus, b. Aug. 24, 1810; m. 1834 Jane Snow. 
Sabra (or Sarah), b. June 9, 1812 or 1813; d. May 1, 1880 at Camden, N". Y.; 

m. Warner Penfield of Camden. 
Riley, b. Sept. 15, 1817; m. Polly Woods. 
Sidney, b. Nov. 12, 1820; m. Apr. 5, 1848 Lucretia M. Smith. 
Wadser, b. Aug. 10, 1825; m. (1) Hannah Kinney; (2) Widow Johannah 

Burrell. 

0. Stephen"' Scovil (Ezekiel 4 -, Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born July 8, 1775; died 

May 18, 1849; married (1) Chloe, daughter of Oliver Cook of Har- 
winton, and sister of Ann (v. infra); and (2) Aug. 26, 1848 Mrs. 
Laura Robbins at Camden, N. Y. His first wife, Chloe was born 
1775, and died June 16, 1848. Stephen moved to Camdenin 1816 
and resided there. 

Children by first wife born in Harwinton: 

35. i. Horace, b. Dec. 19, 1798; m. Sophronia Smith. 
ii. Norris, b. 1779; d. Sept. 1, 1812. 

36. hi. Stephen Thompson, b. June 14, 1801; m. (1) Mabel Curtiss 1826; (2) Lucy 

Ann Preston. 
iv. Chloe, b. July 13, 1804; d. Sept. 26, 1871; m. (1) 1825 Winthrop B. Bailey; 
(2) Chauncy W. McCall 1842, both at Camden. Her first husband d. 
June 20, 1836, at Camden, N. Y. 

Child by second wife: 

37. v. Stephen Edgar, b. Sept. 8, 1849 at Camden; m. Mrs. Helen R. Hall in 1868. 

1. Joseph 5 Thompson Scovil (Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel, 3 Stephen' 2 ), born at Harwin- 

ton June 6, 1777; died at Camden, N. Y. April 26, 1853; married at 
Harwinton about 1797, Ann Cook, who was born in 1779 and died 
Mar. 14, 1840. They removed to New York state about 179S. He 
was a farmer. All the children except the eldest daughter were born 
at Camden. They were: ' 

i. Polly, b. 1797 at Harwinton; d. at Utici, Minn. Feb. 7, 1876; m. Austin 

Raymond at Camden, N. Y. 

38. ii. Harry, b. March 22, 1803; m. Samantha Carley. 

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40. iv. Maremus, b. Mar. 31, 1806; m. Chloe S. Castle. 

v. Ann Eliza, b. Mar. 8, 181 2; d. Feb. 7, 1875; m. at Camden Apr. 14, 1840 

John Wilson, Se. who was b. Jan. 18, 1811, and d. Sept. 25, 1873. 
vi. Thompson J., b. 1815; d. June 26, 1837. 

41. vii. Ezekiel, b. June 12, 1816; m. (1) Sally Tucker; (2) Harriet Scoville; 

(3) Carrie S. Thomas. 

12. Conet 5 Scovil (Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born May 27, 1779 (or May 

6, 1780) at Harwinton; died at Camden, N. Y. May 2, 1840; married 
Feb. 30, 1803 Rebecca Dunham of Southington. She was born Jan. 
13, 1780 and died March 29, 1862. He was a farmer at Camden. 

Children born at Camden: 

i. Rebecca, b. Oct. 5, 1805; d. Apr. 24, 1845; m. Obange Wilcox Oct. 14, 1834; 

res. at Camden. 
ii. Orrin, b. Mar. 7, 1807; d. Mar. 7, 1831. 

42. iii. Harvey, b. Jan. 27, 1810; m. Melvina M. Rice. 

iv. Van Rensaleer ("Van Ransler"), b. Oct. 25, 1813; d. May 24, 1842. 

43. v. Conet Jr., b. July 30, 1814; m. Emeline Collins. 

vi. Sylvanus, b. Dec. 8, 1818; d. Nov. 3, 1877, in the west. He was married and 

nad one child. 
vii. A Child, b. and d. in 1820. 
viii. Philoma, b. Aug. 9, 1824; d. Aug. 2, 1899 at Camden; m. (1) Apr. 30, 1856, 

John Pierce; and (2) Benjamin Drought, who was b. in 1818 and d. Nov. 

9, 1896. Her first husband d. May 15, 1856. 

13 . Roswell 5 Scovil (Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ) , born at Harwinton Mar. 1 1 , 

1782; died at East Litchfield Mar. 26, 1865; married Apr. 28, 1807 
Anna, daughter of Samuel Ames of East Litchfield. She was born 
at Hillsdale, N. Y. Roswell was a farmer, first living in the old Sco- 
ville Hill homestead in Harwinton, where ten of his children were born, 
afterwards removing to East Litchfield. He bought the old Ames 
place. 

Pulaski, b. Jan. 28, 1808; d. Mar. 26, 1884. 

Lucius, b. Mar. 18, 1810; m. (1) Catherine Grey; (2) -Elizabeth Scull. 

Anna, b. 1812; d. Mar. 17, 1813. 

A Daughter, b. May 1814; d. July 2, 1814. 

Adna, or Adney, b. July 15, 1815; d. July 15, 1847, in Chicago, 111. He m. 

Sarah Ann Williamson and had a son Adna. 
Junius, b. Dec. 1, 1818; m. Jane Finch. 

Julius, b. Dec. 1, 1818 (twin); m. (1) Emily Dayton, (2) Caroline Button. 
Roswell, b. Dec. 31, 1820; m. (1) Mary Ann Palmer; (2) AnnE. Campbell, 
Squire, b. Feb. 16, 1822; m. Martha Dayton. 
Amerette, b. Mar. 15, 1824; d. Apr. 20, 1901; m. Elitah Loyed Apr. 4, 1856 

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50. xi. Harry, b. July 30, 1826; m. Julia A. Austin. 

xii. Harriet, b. Oct. 15, 1828; d. Oct. 2, 1869; m. Jan. 1, 1848 BzEKDEL S< 
at Rome, N. Y. 

14. Levi 5 Scovil (Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Harwinton July 25, 

1787; died there Nov. 26, 1839; married in 1810 Statira J< 
She was born in Burlington June 25, 1793, and died at Harwinton I 
6, 1876, having married a second time. He lived for a time with his 
father Ezekiel 4 on Scoville Hill after his marriage, but afterwards 
became owner of the farm formerly belonging to Captain Daniel 
Scovil. 

Children born at Harwinton: 

i. Phoebe Ann, b. Mar. 10, 1816; d. Feb. 29, 1879; m - (*) July 19, 1835 Miles 

Cummings; (2) Joseph D. Bierce of Sharon. 

ii. Charlotte, b. Mar. 10, 1818; d. 1904 at Winsted; m. (1) Joel Peck of Farm- 
ington; (2) William Frisbie of New Haven; (3) Horace B. Morse of Win- 
sted. 

iii. Ezekiel, b. Sept. 10, 1821; d. abt. 1857 at Jackson, Miss. 

51. iv. Norris, b. Aug. 27, 1823; d. 1892; m. Helen Peck. 

52. v. Andrew J., b. Aug. 5, 1824; m. Catherine Mitchell. 

53. vi. William Wallace, b. July 25, 1826; m. (1) Frances C. Harris; (2) Mary 

Alzada Scoville. 

54. vii. Henry, b. Mar. 5, 1828; m. Hannah S. Bterce. 

15. Joseph 5 Scovil, Jr. (Joseph*, Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Harwinton June 

8, 1774; died there Oct. 12, 1832; married at Torringford Lucina, 
daughter of Captain Seth Coe, a Revolutionary War soldier, and grand- 
daughter of William Coe. She was born in 1783, and died June 14. 
1840. Joseph, Jr. was a farmer in Harwinton. 

55. i. Joseph Hopkins, b. Nov. 29, 1803; m. Philomela Harrison. 
ii. William Coe, b. Jan. 13, 1806; d. May 27, 1807. 

iii. Maria, b. Mar. 6, 1806; d. May 24, 1809. 

iv. Luranna (sic), b. Mar. 4, 1810; d. June 23, 1889; m. 1832 Elmer N. Peck of 

Watertown. 
v. Charles, b. No/. 28, 181 1; d. July 10, 1865. 

56. vi. Marvin, b. Sept. 22, 1814; m. Lucy Ann Smith. 

57. vii. William Coe, b. Mar. 12, 1817; m. Mary Ann Hinman Jan. 1, 1839. 

16. John 5 Scovil (Joseph*, EzekieP, Stephen 2 ), born at Harwinton Dec. 1777; 

died there Oct. 23, 1831; married about 1799 Chloe, daughter of 
Abraham and Tamar Murray Brooker, of Wolcottville. She was 
born at Branford in 1778, and died Aug. 7, 1868. John was a farmer 
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58. i. John, b. Jan. 6, 1800; d. Mar. 29, 1879; m. Makia Catlin. 

59. ii. Alv ah, b. June 24, 1802; d. May 3, 1847; m. Emily Hinsdale. 

17. Champion 5 Scovil (Joseph*, EzekieP, Stephen 2 ), born at Harwinton June 

12, 1784; died at Hillsdale, N. Y., July 7, 1842; married (1) 

Preston; (2) Elizabeth Upson in 1808. She was born at Camden 
(?) N. Y. in 1789, and died in 1831 ; was married at Harwinton. Cham- 
pion was a farmer and lived in the place now owned by Philo Cleve- 
land. 

Children born at Harwinton: 

i. A Child b. ; d. May 3, 1806. 

ii. A Child b. June 1807; d. Feb. 28, 1808. 

60. iii. Barzillai, b. Sept. 16, 181 1 ; m. Matilda Batchelder. 

iv. Mary, b. in 1812; d. at Sheffield, Mass.; m. 1835 Daniel Goodsell of Hills- 
dale, N. Y. 
v Esther, b. 1816; d. in L. I.; m. Robert McAlpine 1838, of Hillsdale, N. Y. 

61. vi. Wilson W., b. Aug. 22, 1810; m. Mary Ann Mitchell 1832 at Hillsdale, N. Y. 
vii. Maria, b. 1820; d. 1838 at Hillsdale, N. Y. 

Sixth Generation: Name uniformly spelled Scoville. 

18. Riley 6 Scoville (Daniel 5 , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 ), born at Harwinton, Apr. 2, 

1790; died at Rochester, N. Y. Apr. 17, 1851; married June 18, 1812 
Nancy Baldwtn. She was born at Litchfield (?) and died at Mt. 
Morris, N. Y. March 17, 1886. Riley went to New York state as a 
young man, settled at Mt. Morris and became a farmer there; also 
was proprietor at one time of the Scoville House of that place. His 
son Mark was a Colonel in the Civil War. 

Children born at Mt. Morris: 

i. Lucius A., b. June 19, 1813; m. Caroline Sheldon. 

ii. Daniel A., b. Mar. 15, 1815; m. Almtra Sharp. 

iii. William R., b. Jan. 7, 1817; m. Electa Clark. 

iv. Laura M., b. Aug. 27, 1818; d. Mar. 20, 1868. 

v. Warren Baldwin, b. Nov. 3, 1820; m. Hannah Meechum. 

vi. Mark L. (or Marcus) b. Sept. 1S24; d. Sept. 26, 1892; m. Caroline Thatcher 

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vii. Nancy L., b. June 26, 1826; d. Mar. 15, 1871; m. 1848 Rurus Hillard at Mt. 

Morris, 
viii. Rebecca Ann, b. Aug. 11, 1828. 
ix. Sarah J., b. Sept. 11, 1831; m. 1857 Giles Bishop. 
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19. Sheldon 6 Scoville (Daniel 5 , Ezekiel 4 , EzekieP, .Stephen-), bora Nov. 

1792 at Harwinton, died at Vernon, \. Y. Mar. 26, i imed <i) 

Amelia Nobles, who was born June 1791, and died at Vernon, \. Y. 
Oct. 11, 1847. He married (2) Widow Anna Bh \oi.i.y. Hi- first wife- 
was a sister of Captain Phineas Nobles of Harwinton. Sheldon v. 
farmer. The eldest child was born at Harwinton, the rest at Vernon, 
N. Y. They were: 

Hector H., b. Apr. 29, 1817; m. Sarah Jane Mardis. 
Amelia H., b. July 5, 1824; d. Oct. 2, 1900. 
Warpen Nobles, b. Jan. 1, 1830; m. Jane C. Nora 

Charles P., b. Dec. 1833; m. Mary Fogartie. He was a farmer, and had no 
children, 
v. Emily, b. ; d. young. 

20. Abner 6 Scoville (Abner 6 , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Harwinton 

Oct. 1795; died at Kingston, Caldwell county, Missouri, Apr. 12, 1859. 
He married in 1826 Elizabeth Redford, who died Aug. 21, 1883, 
aged 82. Abner removed first to Allegheny county, N. Y., and located 
at Grove Center, from which place he w r ent to Missouri in 1836 and 
is said to have joined the Mormon faith. Their children were born in 
Allegheny county, N. Y., and were: 

Seymour R., b. Sept. 23, 1827; m. Louise Rogers. 
Bristol T., b. Apr. 27, 1830; m. Sarah F. Lillard. 
Alonzo B., b. Oct. 15, 1832; m. Annie E. Lewis. 
v. Ann Eliza, b. 1828; m. Stephen D. Sloan at Kingston, Missouri. 

Warren 6 Scoville (Abner 5 , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen' 1 ), born at Harwin- 
ton Aug. 24, 1798; married Evelyn Bellamy, Jan. 1, 1S21. She was 
born Mar. 24, 1799. He died Oct. 10, 1844, at Waukegan, Illinois, 
killed at a log raising, or felling timber. Wairen went from Connec- 
ticut to New York state about 1820, settling at Portage, where he lived 
until 1833, and then removed farther west. In the fall of 1842 he lo- 
cated in Illinois, at Waukegan, or Lake City. 

Children born at Portage, N. Y. : 

i. Adeline C, b. Oct. 9, 1821; m. Horace Ralph; d. at Dundas, Rice county, 

Minn. 
ii. Abner, b. Jan. 19, 1824; d. Oct. 15, 1853; m. Diantha Perkins at Waupaca. 

Wis. He was shot when hunting. Had one dau., Abbie M., who married 

Mr. Rogers of La Crosse, Wis. 
iii. WilloughbyL. F., b. Dec. 12, 1826; d. Sept. 16, 1S65 or 1S66; m. Phoebe E. 

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iv. Willaed F., b. Apr. 19, 1829; d. ; m. (1) Hannah Bradbury; (2) Eliza 

A. Clemens. 
v. Sarah M., b. Jan. 9, 183 1; m. Oscar Dutcher; d. at Faribault, Minn, 
vi. Chauncy W., b. May 21, 1833; m. (1) Mary Jane Seymour, and (2) Orlinda 

O. Ellsworth. 
vii. Myron C. b. Dec. 13, 1835; d. Apr. 1, 1837. 
viii. Lyman B., b. Dec. 13, 1S37; m. Margaret Ann Thompson, Nov. 23, 1867. 

22. Darius 6 Scoville (Abner 5 , EzekieP, EzekieP, Stephen 2 ), born at Harwin- 

ton July 4, 1799; died at East Granger, N. Y. June 3, 1862. He mar- 
ried (1) Sept. 25, 1820, Clarissa, daughter of Joab and Editha 
(Moses) Barber, who died at East Granger Feb. 6, 1841. He mar- 
ried (2) Nov. 5, 1841 Hannah Kellogg, at East Granger, N. Y. 

Children were: 

i. Lucien, b. Oct. 26, 1823; m. Margaret Stieh. They had one dau. Anna E., 

b. June 4, 1S51; m. Oscar E. Barber Mar. 17, 1869. 

ii. Almon, b. Apr. 23, 1827; m. Lyma Kellogg. 

iii. Norton, b. Aug. 31, 1829; m. Carollne Remington. 

iv. Levi, b. Feb. 28, 1834; m. Cynthia Barnhart. 

v. Clarissa Ann, b. Sept. 29, 1838; m. (1) Feb. 18, 1859, John Redman at East 
Granger; and (2) George Dunham at Short Track, N. Y. 

vi. Georgett, son by 2nd wife Hannah, b. Oct. 10, 1842, m. (1) Polly Matilda 
Durgy; (2) Artliza Lee. 

23. Chester 6 Scoville (Abner 1 *, Ezekiel*, Ezekiel 3 ), born at Harwinton Feb. 

1, 1803; died at Taylor's Falls, Minn. Sepi. 15, 1881; married Sept. 1, 
1830 Abigail Smith. She was born Apr. 17, 1817, and died Oct. 6, 
1894. Chestek was a farmer and made several changes, removing 
first to New York State, thence to Lorain county, Ohio. He lived for 
some time in Ionia, Michigan, and in 1867 went to Minnesota, where 
he passed the rest of his life. 



Children : 



Henry H., b. Mays, ^S 2 ', m. (1) Elizabeth Risle\; (2) Castina Pierson; 

(3) Rebecca Henry. 
Nancy, b. Jan. 18, 1834; d. Jan. 20, 1834 in New York state. 
Ann Maria, b. Apr. 5, 1835; d. Sept. 8, 1835 in Ohio. 
Philandra Ann, b. Aug. 30, 1836; d. May 23, 1854; m. 1852 Ira Corser. 
Abigail J., b. Nov. 1, 1838, at Carlyle, Ohio; d. ; m. (1) Cyrus Person 

(or Pierson); (2) Henrv Courtright. 
Maria C, b. Apr. 23, 1842 at Ionia, Ionia county, Mich.; m. (1) Apr. 2, 1865 

George Thornton; (2) 1878 John Rettrum who d. 1887; and (3) 1888 

John Peterson at Cumberland, Wis. 



Harwinton Bran< ll 15 

vii. Prudence D., b. May 23, i8 H 4 at Ionia, Mich.; d. Dec. 10, 1890 at I'crley, 

Barron county, Mich.; m. Aug. 12, 186 1 Levi I'imi . 
viii. Helen C, b. May 23, 1847, at Ionia, Mich.; m. d) PkaMS Tom 

James Sparlin. 
ix. Chester W., Jr., b. Feb. 17, 1850; m. Belle Miller. 
x. Cora Adelphia, b. at Ionia Mich. Jan. 1, 1855; m. (1) Louis Jarvi 

Frank Wood. 

24. Norman 6 Scoville (As her' , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), bora at Harwin- 

ton Dec. 12, 1797; died at Penfield, Ohio, March 11, 1875; married 
Mar. 2, 1836 Mrs. Eliza Knapp, who died Aug. 21, 1850 at Penfield. 
He married (2) May 2, 1852 at Sullivan, Ohio, Mrs. ACHSAB Laxl, 
who died at Fremont, Mich. ,. Jan. 19, 1887. Norman removed early 
to Ohio, was a farmer all his life, and died at Penfield, as did also his 
first wife. He had one child by each wife, as follows: 

i. Lyman, b. at Penfield Ohio, May 27, 1838; m. Sept. 3, 1862 Sarah A. Devlr- 

EANT. 

ii. Hannah, b. at Penfield Ohio, June 8, 1856; d. there Jan. 22, 1857. 

25. Lyman 6 Scoville (Asher% Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Harwinton 

Mar. n, 1799; died at Montgomery, Ala., Mar. 3, 1863; married (1) 
June 16, 1834 Sarah Ann Dudley at Montogmery, Ala., who died 
Aug. 12, 1844, age 45. He married (2) at Montgomery Oct. 20, 1852 
Maria L. Shepard, who was born Jan. 5, 1817, and died May 2, 1859. 
Lyman traveled extensively through the south as an itinerant mer- 
chant, and finally associated himself in business with his younger 
brother George, the two adopting the firm name of G. and L. Scoville, 
and becoming well known for their enterprise and success in the grocery 
business. They were at one time the leading merchants in Mont- 
gomery. George remained a bachelor. Lyman is thought to have had 
two daughters by his first wife, and one child by his second wife, who 
died in May, 1859. 

Children : 

i. Geobge Jordan, b. at Montgomery Ala. Aug. 3, 1858; m. there Dec. 12, 1SS2 

Willie Mlnnette Jackson; had one child, Maria Louise, b. Jan. 4, 1884 
at Montgomery, Ala. 

26. Jesse 6 Scoville (Asher , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 ; , Stephen' 2 ), born at Harwinton 

in 1800; died at Bloomingdale, 111. Sept. 2, 1854; married March 29, 
1825 at Litchfield, Harriet Goodwin who died February 24, 1851. 



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Jesse removed first to Camden, N. Y. (1826-7), and in 1849 to 
Dupage county, 111. He died suddenly of cholera leaving his children 
orphans, his wife having died three years previously. They remained 
for a time together in the home in Bloomingdale, the eldest brother 
being manager, and his sister Hannah housekeeper for the family. 
The younger sisters were thus enabled to attend school and afterwards 
married and moved away. The two brothers George and Goodwin 
served during the Civil War, both being in the battle of Shiloh, and were 
taken prisoners. They were confined for a time at Montgomery, Ala., 
where they were visited by their uncles Lyman and George Scovel. 
George was in poor health and allowed to return home, finally dying 
from exposure. Goodwin served his term. 

Children born at Camden, N. Y. : 

i. Mary, b. in 1827 or 1828; d. at Camden ae. 20. 

ii. Harriet, b. Feb. 24, 1829; d. 1903; m. Asa Claek 1847 who d. in 1877; res. 

Bush Creek, Iowa, 
iii. Hannah, b. Aug. 3, 1831; d. Aug. 9, 1857 at Bloomingdale. 
iv. Melissa, b. and d. 1834. 
v. Ruth Ann, b. in 1837; m. 1864 Phtlo Wetmore who d. Nov. 27, 1895 at 

Griffinsville, Iowa, 
vi. George, b. Sept. 27, 1836; d. Oct. 6, 1862 at Bloomingdale. 
vii. Philura, or "Phila" A., b. Sept. 3, 1841; m. Arias Hoadley and res. at 

Wheaton, 111. 
viii. Goodwin Davtd, b. Sept. 23, 1843, d. May 23, 1887 at Wheaton, 111.; m. Oct. 

10 (or Dec. n), 1868 Mrs. Lorena Galusha, who was b. Aug. 14, 1830. 

He had one dau., May Eva, b. Feb. 25, 1870 at Wheaton, 111., who m. Harry 

Wibert Wakelee Jan. 29, 1898. 

27. Caleb 6 , Scoville (Asher b , Ezekiel 4 , EzekieP, Stephen 2 ), born at Harwin- 
winton Sept. 5, 1801; died Nov. 10, 1877 at Oshkosh, Wis.; married 
Ann Eltois of Burlington, Conn. Removed to a place three miles 
west of Oshkosk, Wis., after having lived for a time at Oconomac, Wis., 
when his children were married. Caleb was a hard-working and pros- 
perous farmer, and in a letter wTitten in 1856 describes himself as com- 
fortably situated and owner of 240 acres of good land. 

Children: 

i. Martha, b. Jan. 30, 1828; m. 1846 William Thompson, a carpenter; res. at 

Oconomoc, Wis. 
ii. Albert, b. in 1832; d. July 4, 1836. 
iii. Helen, b. Nov. 5, 1836; d. July 15, 1862; m. William Hubbard Nov. 16, 1863; 

res. in Oshkosh. 
iv. George, June 22, 1838; m. Aug. 30, 1864 Margaret Padelford. 
v. Henry, b. Jan. 1, 1840; d. Apr. 10, 1862. 



Harwinton Branch 

28. Russel 6 W. Scoville (Ezekiel 5 , Ezekiel* , EzekieP, Stephen 2 ), bora al If 1 

winton in 1801; died at Camden, N. Y., Apr. io, 1844; married Dec. 
5,1830 Harriet Preston at Camden. She died Nov. 30, 1885. 
74, as widow of (Linus?) Wing, whom she married at Camden after the 
death of her first husband. Harriet (Preston) Wing had a son named 
Linus Wing and also other children. 

Children born at Camden, N. Y. : 

i. Fannie, b. Mar. 17, 1832; d. Nov. 28, 1884 at New Haven, Conn.; m. Nov. 

25, 1855 Albert Stiles of Southbury, as his second wife. 

ii. Elisaph, b. June 20, 1833; d. Aug. 27, 1888 at Torrington; m. June 11, i860 
Ellen Royce. They had one son, Eugene, who was b. June 1862, and d. 
Oct. 4, 1862. 

iii. Lydia, b. June 20, 1833 (twin); d. Sept. 10, 1893; m. Jay Downs Jan. 7. 1858. 
Had two daus. and one son, all married. 

iv. Sabra, b. Jan. 27, 1837; d. July 1, 1905 at Torrington, Conn.; m. Sept. 22, 1875 
F. W. Blanchard, a widower. Res. at New Haven. 

v. Josiah Clark (called "Clark"); b. May 20, 1842; d. Jan. 19, 1905; m. Eliza- 
beth C. Hollacher. 

29. John 6 Wilson Scoville (Ezekiel 5 , Ezekiel*, Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ) born at 

Harwinton Sept. 1806; died Mar. 4, 1873 at Torrington; married Oct. 
17, 1832 Martha, daughter of Amos and Sabra (Griswold) Wilson, 
who was born Jan. 18 14, and died Apr. 12, 1893. Captain Amos 
Wilson, an early settler of Torrington, was a Revolutionary War sol- 
dier. His daughter Martha was a school mistress before she married. 
John Wilson remained at the old Scoville homestead on Scoville Hill, 
Harwinton, bought timberland, sold lumber, also employed men to 
peddle tinware about the country. Was an energetic and successful 
farmer, accumulating a considerable property. Died of heart failure 
following lung fever. He was made a freeman in Torrington 1835, 
and a member of the "village society" in connection with the Congre- 
gational church Dec. 3, 1829. 

Children born in Torrington: 

62. i. Charles Wilson, b. March 28, 1836; m. Mary S. Potter. 

ii. George Warren, b. Oct. 31, 1837; m. (1) Mary Sharp, (2) Mrs. Louise 

(Scoville) Paul. 
iii Martha Jane, b. Dec. 13, 1839; d. Jan. 23, 1907; m. Oct. 1, 1867 John Nash 

Wetmore, who was b. at Winchester Mar. 8, 1S33, and d. there Mar. ;o, 

1908. 
iv. John Riley b. Aug. 5, 1841; m. Julia Brooker, dau. of Chester Brooker. 

Res. at Litchfield. They had a son, Chester Brooker, b. July 30, 1888. 



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v. Frank Russell, b. Aug. 13, 1844; m. Lettie E. Scoville. 

vi. Mary Irene, b. Sept. 19, 1846; d. Mar. 29, 1862. 

vii. Warren Penfield, b. May 4, 1852; m. Eva A. Newberry. 

^o. Nelson 6 Scoville (Ezekiel 5 , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Harwin- 
ton July 4, 1819; died at Litchfield Aug. 31, 1887; married Jan. 19, 
1836 at Harwinton Fannie Rice, who died Sept. 1901. Nelson accom- 
panied his father in 1828 to Camden, N. Y., but returned to Litchfield 
county, Conn, and married Fannie (or Frances) Rice of Torrington in 
1836, at which time he was living in Woodbury. He afterwards re- 
moved to Litchfield, in Medina county, Ohio, and died there, from 
heart failure. He is described as having been "a tall, stout, portly 
man," and occasionally made visits at Torrington. 

Children born at Litchfield, Ohio: 

i. Edgar Clark, b. Aug. 11, 1839; m. Dec. 15, 1858 at Litchfield, Ohio, Susan 

Blanch ard. 
ii. Oscar W., b. May 15, 1841; d. May 2, 1864 at Litchfield, Ohio; m. (Lottie?) 

Holcomb. 
iii. Saphira Delphine, b. Dec. 2, 1847; m. 1865 Irving W. Deming of Litchfield, 

Ohio, afterwards a merchant at New London, Wisconsin. 

31. Linus 6 Scoville (Ezekiel 5 , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Harwin- 
ton Aug. 24, 1810; died at Torrington June 25, 1873; married 1834 
Jane Snow. She was born in Ashford and died March 14, 1878. 
Linus went with his parents to Camden, N. Y. in 1828, but came back 
to Torrington, where he spent some years on a farm, and afterwards 
was in the employ of the Coe Brass Mfg. Co. 

Children born at Torrington : 

i. Albert M., b. Mar. 3, 1837; d. Oct. 22, 1864, unm. He enlisted in 1863 as 

private in Co. "C" 2nd Regt. H. A. C. V., and was killed in the battle of 
Cedar Creek, Va. He is buried at Winchester, Va. 

ii. Linus Henry, b. 1839; d. Aug. 9, 1842 from being scalded in a tub of water. 

iii. Mary Jane, b. Oct. 14, 1843; m. at Torrington Nov. 22, 1886 Frank Knicker- 
bocker, who was b. at Salisbury, and res. at Bristol, Conn. 

iv. Andrew M., b. May 1, 1845; m - Emily C. Lawton. 

v. Lewis H, b. Mar. 23, 1847; d. unm. Oct. 21, 1875. 

vi. Sarah E., b. June 22, 1848; d. Aug. 4, 1851. 

vii. William W., b. Nov. 9, 1855; d. Jan. 28, 1856. 

viii. Frederick Charles, b. Oct. 2, 1857; d. unm. Dec. 18, 1875; a promising young 
man who died much regretted. 



Harwinton Branch ir, 

32. Riley 6 Scoville (Ezekiel 5 , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born al : 

ton Sept. 15, 1817; died at Camden, N. Y. Feb. 1, 1889; married June 
17, 1841 Polly Woods at Camden. She was the daughter of Samuel 
Woods who served in the War of the Revolution. She died several 
years before her husband. Riley went to Camden with his parents in 
1828 and remained there permanently, his occupation being that of a 
farmer. He is described as a tall, broad-framed man, exceedingly 
pleasant and good-natured, and in these respects resembling the old 
Scovilles of Harwinton, as recalled by those who knew them. 

Children born at Camden, N. Y. : 

i. Samuel T. W., b. Oct. 17, 1842; m. June 21, 1879 at Camden, Marie Upson. 

Lived on same land with his father. A son, Riley A., was born there Oct. 

4, 1881. 
ii. Sarah Penfield, b. Jan. 21, 1847; m - at Camden, Apr. 16, 1872 Briggs Hinck- 

ley, a photographer in Camden. 

33 . Sidney 6 Scoville (Ezekiel 6 , Ezekiel*, Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ) , born at Harwinton 

Nov. 12, 1820; died after 1896; married at Vienna, N. Y. Apr. 5, 1848 
Lucretia M. Smith who died Apr. 9, 1880. Sidney spent his early 
youth at Camden, N. Y., then returned for a few years to Torrington 
and vicinity. Thereafter he went back to Camden and married there, 
but brought his wife back to Litchfield county and finally located at 
Woodbury. He was a farmer there and was also employed for a time 
by the Shear Mfg. Co. in Hotchkissville. His family spell the name 
Scovill. 

Children born at Woodbury: 

i. Willis E., b. Apr. 3, 1849; m - Dec. 30, 1880 Cornelia E. Somers of Brookfield* 

Conn, 
ii. Sheldon A., b. Feb. 3, 1851; d. Sept. 12, 1854. 
hi. Mary A., b. Apr. 13, 1853; d. Sept. 12, 1854. 

iv. Emma J., b. Feb. 25, 1855; m - at Litchfield Oct. 1, 1885 Andrew Morehouse. 
v. Anna L., b. Jan. 28, 1862; d. Oct. 1897; m. Dec. 24, 1896, Ralph Driver. 

Had a dau. b. in Aug. 1897. 

34. Wadser 6 Scoville (Ezekiel 5 , Ezekiel*, Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at East 

Litchfield Aug. 10, 1825; died Jan. 24, 1882 at Camden, N. Y.; married 
(1) in 1846 Hannah Kinney, who died at Camden Aug. 4, 1871, age 
50. He married (2) Widow Johanna Burrel at Camden. Wadser 
was taken by his parents to Camden in 1828; and was a farmer all his 
life. Besides his own children he brought up a lad named Curtis 
Kellogg, usually known as Curtis Scoville, in Camden. 



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Children born at Camden: 

i. Amos. b. July 10, 1S4S; m. (1) Fannie Maiteson at Clayville, X. Y.; (2) 

Helen" in Michigan. Was a Methodist minister in early life, 

afterwards removed to Michigan and practised law there. Separated from 

his first wife. Had a son Jared M., and a dau. Sarah, who d. young, 
ii. Roswell Demilt, b. Dec. 29, 1S50; m. Aug. 21, 1SS4 Minnie L. Loomis. 

Children: (1) Hannah Anna; (2) Lizzie: (3) Leona; (4) Leland, b. July 

::. 1892. 
hi. Kinney W.. b. Apr. 0, 1S00; m. June :.;. 1886 Mrs. Annie Sutpiiin at Camden. 

Children: {1) Wadser Marten b. Mar. 20. 1SS7, (2) Corinne H. b. Sept. 

26, 1SS9. 
iv. Riley Disbro. b. June 2$, 1S5S; d. Mar. iS, 1S00 at Camden, X. V. 

Horace 6 Scoville {Stephen* , EsekieP, EzekieF. Stephen-), born at Har- 
\vinton Dec. 19, 179S; died in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. :. 1SS0: married 
Oct. 3. 1S25 at Camden. X. Y., Sophronia Smith. Horace went with 
his parents in 1S16 to Camden. X. Y.. and in 1S6S removed to Illinois. 
Died at his son's home in Cleveland, and buried in Camden, X. Y. 
Was a farmer all his life. 

Children born at Camden, X. Y. : 

i. Lois Ann. b. Jan. 1, 1S27; m. Aug. 17, 1S50 Jacob Wiggins of Rome, X. Y. 

Res. in Hope, Xebraska. 
ii. John Smith, b. July 14, 1S36: m. (1) Oct. 13. 1S5S at Constantia, X. Y. Amelia 
Dobson; (2) Susan . Was living in Cleveland in 1S97 and had chil- 
dren as follows: 

(1) Horace DoBSON.b. Oct. n. 1S61; m.May 15. 1SS7 Carrie L. Graw at 
Lorraine, X. Y. (2) Elizabeth Bloomfleld (called •"Lillla.n''), b. May 
:: iSof; m. June 14. 1SS7 E. F. Whiting at Constantia, X. Y. 
John" Smith ^\as divorced from his first wife, who afterwards m. James 
Robertson and res. at Constantia. X. Y. 

Stephen' Thompson Scoville (Stephen'-, Ezekiel--, Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), 
born at Harwinton June 14, 1801; died at Rockford, 111. Apr. 2, 1876; 
married (1) in 1S26 Mabel R. Curtiss at Camden, who died in 1846. 
He married (2) Mar. 1, 184.7, Lucy Ann Preston at Camden. He 
went with his father in 18 16 to Camden and lived there many years as 
a farmer; in 1854 he removed with his family to Ogle county, 111., 
and afterwards to \Yinnebago county, where he died. 

Children, all but Curtiss and three youngest, born at Camden, N. Y. : 

i. Htram X., b. Dec. 20. 1S27; d. Oct. 12, 1893 at Bryon, HI. 
ii. Horace Ccrtiss. b. Xov. 9, 1S33; m. Rosa Zoller 1872. 



Harwinton I- 2 1 

iii. Mabel R., b. May 17, 1836; m. Dec. 25. i860 WlLLIAH If. Grey and t 

Kings, Ogle county, III. He was b. at Camden and d. 79 at Kings, 

III. 

iv. Martha S., b. Mar. 29, 1838; m. Rev.Thom to, 1872, and res. 

at Rockford, 111. 

v. HenryT., b. Mar. 16, 1840; m. Eva G. Graves 1870. 

vi. Homer White, b. Sept. 18, 1842; m. Maria L. Fisk 1869. 

vii. Mary Electa, b. 1852; m. (1) Dexter A. Sergeant Sept. 28, 1871, of 
Nebraska City, and (2) E. Charles Bickford Sept. 29, 1892, at Kansas 
City, Mo. 

viii. Maria Louise, b. Oct. 20, 1854; m. Jan. 27, 1876 Franklin L. Irons at Rock- 
ford, 111. 

ix. Minnie Chloe, b. Jan. 31, 1856; m. Feb. 20, 1879 George A. Waddell, of 
Rockford, 111. 

x. Hector Franklin, b. Nov. 16, 1859; m. Emma Gates Griggs at Rockford, 
111., Mar. 13, 1890. 

37. Stephen 6 Edgar Scoville (Stephen 5 , Ezekiel*, Ezekiel 3 , Steplien 2 ), born 
at Camden, X. Y. Sept. 8, 1849; living in Bristol, Conn, in 1897; 
he married Nov. 4, 1868 Mrs. Helen Rebecca (Thomas) Hall. He 
was a posthumous son, and was brought back east to live about four 
months after the death of his father. He married in Southington and 
settled in Bristol; occupation, teamster. 



Children : 



Laura May, b. at Wolcott, Conn., Jan. 25, 1870; m. Sept. 8, 1890 Hadley 

Parker Stark, of Waterbury. 
Kate Lilian, b. at Southington Jan. 2, 1872; m. Xov. 27, 1889 Charles 

Henry Downs of Wolcott, Conn. Res. at Waterbury. 
Charles LeRoy Edgar, b. at Southington Aug. 15, 1875; d. there Sept. 24, 



38. Harry 6 Scoville {Joseph T.'°, Ezekiel*, Ezekiel* , Stephen 2 ) /born at Camden, 
N. Y., Mar. 22, 1803; died there Aug. 7, 1880; married Jan. 1, 1832 
Samantha Carley, who was born June 23, 1803, and died Sept. 
5, 1877. He was a farmer, also owned a saw mill beyond Sperry Hill. 

Children born at Camden, N. Y. : 

i. Charlotte, b. Apr. 31, 1824; m. George Pettys. 

ii. Emeltne, b. Jan. 22, 1826; m. Alonzo Castle. 

iii. Adallne, b. May 31, 1828; m. Ezekiel Lathers. 

iv. Caroline, b. Feb. n, 1831; m. George Perctval July 3, i860, 

v. Hannah, b. May 3, 1833; m. Levi Culver Sept. 10, 1856. 

vi. Hiram, b. Xov. 28, 1835; d. Dec. 9, 1888; m. Mar. 10. 1S5S AlmaM. Yanda- 
walker. and had 3 daus. 



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vii. Lucy Ann, b. March 31, 1837; m. Lyman Meeker Aug. 15, i860. 

viii. Byron, b. Feb. 5, 1839; m. Dec. n, i860 Amelia E. Clifford, who was b. 

Feb. 6, 1838. 
ix. Albert, b. Aug. 27, 1842; d. in either Libby or Andersonville Prison during 

the Civil War. 
x. Josephine, b. Nov. 29, 1844; m. Joseph Young of Camden and resided there. 

39. Seymour" Scoville {Joseph T. 5 , Ezekiel*, EzekieP, Stephen 2 ), born at 

Camden, N. Y., July 5, 1804; died Dec. 28, 1877 (tombstone reads 1888) 
at Camden. He married (1) Oct. 8, 1824 Dorcas Higgins who was 
born Sept. 16, 1804, and died Sept. 24, 1866. He married (2) Cleo- 
patra Butts, who was born 1819, and died Apr. 6, 1891. No issue 
by second wife. Was a farmer at Camden and owned a shingle mill 
there. 

Children born at Camden: 

i. Sheldon, b. Sept. 18, 1825; m. Sarah J. Clark in 1850. 

ii. Merritt (or "Merit"), b. May 10 or 30, 1827; d. Dec. 9, 1882; m. Mary 

Barnes Dec. 31, 1849. 
iii. Joseph, b. Dec. 8, 1830; d. Apr. 8, 1895; m. Dec. 30, 1856 Nancy M. Crandell. 
iv. Chloe, b. Sept. 4, 1833; m. (1) Jan. 1, 1850 John T. Drake, who d. Apr. 4, 

1852; and (2) Nov. 25, 1856 Richard Kelly of Florence, N. Y. 
v. Ann Eliza, b. Apr. 15, 1836; m. Nov. 27, 1856 William O. Brigham, who 

was b. Dec. 17, 1833. 
vi. Jehial, b. Dec. 31, 1838; m. "Rozeltha" M. Snow. 
vii. Rachel, b. Apr. 26, 1841; d. Feb. 13, 1866; m. Dec. 30, 1857 Daniel Streator, 

who was b. Mar. 27, 1836 and d. June 21, 1865. Res. at Camden, 
viii James, b. Aug. 25, 1844; d. April 15, 1890; m. July 27, 1865 Anna Jones, who 

was b. Feb. 14, 1848. 

40. Maremus 6 Scoville (Joseph T. 5 , Ezekiel*, Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at 

Camden, N. Y., Mar. 31, 1806; died at Rockford, Mich., Sept. 12, 1895. 
He married Mar. 27, 1826 Chloe S. Castle, who was born at Camden 
Apr. 24, 1808, and died June 23, 1895 at Rockford, Mich. 

Children born at Camden, N. Y. : 

i. Lorenzo P., b. June 19, 1827; m. in 1855 Lucy Allen. 

ii. Albro, b. Dec. 16, 1828; d. Nov. 28, 1902; m. (1) Jane Devereux; (2) Cath- 
erine Hickox. 

iii. Castle, b. Dec. 21, 1830; m. Mar. 1, 1854 at Camden Angellne Spencer. 

iv. Elizabeth A., b. Mar. 1, 1833; m. 1854 at Camden Sherman P. Petteys. 

v. Harriet H., b. July 27, 1835; m. (1) Dec. 23, 1852 Laben Allen; (2) 

Hicks. 



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vi. Sarah B., b. Feb. 27, 1842; m. (1) Mar. 22, 1862 James J. JUDSON; l 2) in 1881 

a Mr. Ferry, both of Rockford, Mich, 
vii. Ahira 0., b. Nov. 2, 1846; m. (1) Oct. 5, 1806 Kuj.im.ti \ IIamii.i 

11, 1890 Nellie Hall; (3) Oct. 30, 1896 Jennie Milleb 
viii. Almira F., b. Nov. 2, 1846; m. Jan. 1, 1869 Benjamin Weidrick of Rockford. 

41. Ezekiel 6 ScovTLL'i: (Joseph T. 6 , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Cam- 

den, N. Y., June 12, 1816; died at Waterbury, Conn., Jan. 11, 1900. 
He married (1) Dec. 28, 1836 Sally Tucker, who was born Feb. 14, 
1810, and died Mar. 5, 1847. He married (2) Jan. 1, 1848 Harriet 
Scoville, daughter of his uncle Roswell. She was born Oct. ic, 
1828 and died Oct. 2, 1869. He married (3) Feb. 7, 1871 Carrie 
S. Thomas, who was born Feb. 1, 1828. She lived until about 1840 
in Camden, then for a time in Harwinton, and finally removed to 
Waterbury, Conn. All his children were by his second wife. They 
were: 

i. Orvel Thompson, b. May 16, 1849; d. Nov. 30, 1852. 

ii. Adelbert Ezekiel, b. Sept. 19, 1851; d. Dec. 20. 1881; m. Bessie Lawton 

at Brewsters, N. Y., and had 3 children, 
iii. Aman Julius, alias "William H.," b. Nov. 25, 1854; m. (1) Eliza Clarey, 

and (2) Margaret French, in 1883. 
iv. Anna Amelia, b. Dec. 26, 1856; d. Apr. 21. 1881; m. George Whitehead 

Sept. 4, 1872. 
v. Adna Junius, b. July 11, 1861; d. Jan. 19, 1892. 
vi. Harriet Louisa, b. Sept. 21, 1869; m. Nov. 26, 1885 Frankli.v Jonathan 

Davis of Waterbury. 

42. Harvey 6 Scoville {Conet h , Ezekiel*, Ezekiel 3 , Stephen-), born at Camden, 

N. Y. Jan. 27, 1810, died at Chicago, 111. Jan. 26, 1863. He married 
near Covington, Ky. Nov. 25, 1859 Melvina M. Rice, a daughter of 
Lyman Rice of Portville, N. Y. He was a chemist and manufacturer 
of patent and veterinary medicines. 

Child: 

i. Mary Harvie, b. at Covington Apr. 7, 1862; m. at Chicago Sept. 30. 

1884 George Alfred Foster, son of George H. Foster. 

43. Conet 6 Scoville Jr. (Conef a , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen-), born at Camden, 

N. Y.j July 30, 1814; died there May 5, 1874. He married at Verona, 
N. Y., Oct. 2^, 1839 Emeline Collins, who was born in 1820, and died 
July 26, 1886. He was a farmer. 



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Children born at Vienna, N. Y.: 

i. William Emerson, b. Sept. 30, 1841; m. Feb. 1867 Mary Esther Chapin. 

2 daus. 
ii. Julia A., b. May 27, 1843; m - Mar. 26, 1873 Robert J. Muir. 
iii. Teresa C, b. June 25, 1845; m - Mar. 21, 1871 Dewitt J. Loomis. 
iv. Francis Conet, b. May 21, 1851; m. Jan. 21, 1873 Nancy Muir. 
v. Imogene E., b. Dec. 4, 1853; m. June 22, 1874 LeRoy V. Page. 

44. Pulaski 6 Scoville (RoswelP, EzekieP, Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Harwin- 

ton, Conn. Jan. 28, 1808; died in Mason county, 111., Mar. 26, 1884. 
He married (1) June 1, 1831 Sarah Jerome; (2) Dec. 25, 1840 Olive 
Cross; (3) Feb. 23, 1845 Anna Boardwlne; (4) Mrs. Nancy Caro- 
line (Button) Scoville, widow of his brother Julius; and (5) June 
3, 1862 Widow Hannah Jones. He was engaged as a merchant, 
lumber dealer and farmer. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Anna, b. Mar. 15, 1832; d. Mar. 19, 1859; m. Jan. 1, 1851 Jeremiah Paul. 

ii. Louisa, b. Feb. 28, 1833; m. (1) Sept. 6, 1854 Thomas Paul; and (2) Apr. 18, 

1866 George W. Scoville. 
iii. Ellen, b. Dec. 25, 1834; m. Aug. 3, 1856 James Johnson. 
iv. George, b. Nov. 10, 1835; d. Mar. 21, 1897; m. (1) Aug. 23, 1855 Mary Mann; 

and (2) Widow Juxia Schultz. 3 children, 
v. Emily Ophelia, b. Nov. 26, 1838; m. Aug. 24, 1855 Andrew J. Cates. 
vi. Roswell, b. 1842; d. 1843 a t Hillsgrove, 111. 
vii. Martin, b. and d. in 1844 at Waterford, 111. 

viii. Benjamin Franklin, b. Jan. 1, 1846; m. Aug. 29, 1866 Elizabeth May. 
ix. Anna, b. May 10, 1863; d. Nov. 1864. 

x. Catherine S., b. Aug. 23, 1865; m. Frank Bonham, of Muhlenberg, Pa. 
xi. Pulaski J. Jr., b. Jan. 13, 1868; m. Mar. 17, 1894 Vadie Chester. 
xii. Oliver, b. Oct. 5. 1870. 
xiii. Martha, b. Dec. 17, 1872; m. Sept. 15, 1892 William Phelps, of Teheran. 

HI. 
xiv. Arthur A., b. Mar. 23, 1879; m - Madge Chinnsworth at Mason City, 111. 

45. Lucius 6 Scoville (RoswelP, Ezekiel 1 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Harwin- 

ton, Conn., Mar. 18, 1810; died at Cambridge, 111., June 21, 1879. 
He married (1) Catherine Grey, and (2) June 21, 1842 Elizabeth 
Scull of Little York, 111. She was born at Cape May, N. J., Oct. 18, 
1 81 5, and died Jan. 19, 1893. Lucius was a farmer, moved west when 
a young man, and settled in Fulton county, 111. 



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Children by second wife: 

i. Benjamin Pulaski, b. Oct. 30, 1843; m - J u 'y 4> l % f >% Louisa Ann ScovnXE, 

his first cousin, 
ii. Lucius Perry, b. Nov. 30, 1846; m. June 22, 1865 Mary ElXEN Hawley. 

11 children, 
iii. Elizabeth Jane, b. Mar. 5, 1848; d. Mar. 1, 1868; m. Mar. 15, 1866 Alfred 

Johnson of Cambridge, 111. 
iv. Anna Ellen, b. Sept. 5, 1851; m. Dec. 3, 1874 Alpheus B. Walker. 
v. John Harry, b. Feb. 1, 1853; m. Mar. 6, 1873 Mary Jane Gibson. 
vi. Sarah Angeline, b. Feb. 27, i860; m. Oct. 1877 Frank Sprouse. 
vii. George Roswell, b. Mar. 26, 1856; m. Feb. 1881 Mary A. Klmquist. 

46. Junius 6 Scoville (Roswell*, Ezekiel A , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Harwin- 

ton, Conn. Dec. 1, 1818; died at Mason City, 111. Apr. 25, 1871. He 
married July 4, 1841 at Havanna, 111. Jane Finch, who died Aug. 18, 
1893. He went west when a young man, returned to Connecticut in 
1849, but afterwards removed to Illinois. 

Children : 

i. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Sept. 4, 1843; d. 1844. 

ii. Harriet Virginia, b. Feb. 28, 1845; m - July 4> I 867 William Tyrrell. 

iii. Lettie Estella, b. Oct. 12, 1850; m. (1) Frank Russell Scoville Dec. 26, 

1869; and (2) at Torrington, Conn., Oct. 10, 1895 Harry D. S. Marshall. 
iv. Ira Junius, b. Jan. 5, 1858; m. in 1880 Mary Keys. 
v. Ida Jane (twin), b. Jan. 5, 1858; d. June 16, 18S8; m. Sept. 23, 1883 Joshua 

Mitchell. 
vi. Roswell Calvin, b. Dec. 10, 1861, at Mason City, 111. 
vii. Rosa Capitola (twin), b. Dec. 10, 1861; d. 1862. 

47. Julius 6 Scoville (Roswell 5 , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Harwin- 

ton, Conn. Dec. 1, 1818; died in Mason county, III., Jan. 21, 1854. 
He married (1) Sept. 22, 1842 Emily Dayton; and (2) Sept. 17. 1844 
Nancy Caroline Button of East Litchfield, who died Oct. 12, 1S59 
after having remarried. Emily Dayton was sister of the wife of Squire 
Scoville, brother of Julius. 

Children by second wife: 

i. Cornelia Amerette, b. June 16, 1846; m. Oct. 17, 1865 George E. Cook 

of Harwinton; d. Aug. 21, 1S83. 
ii. Louisa Ann, b. Nov. 26, 1848; m. Jul)' 4, 1S68 Benjamin Scoville. at Mason 

City, 111. 
iii. Rosina Alice, b. Sept. 5, 1853; d. Feb. 1899; m - * n x 8?- Alva Terrell ot 

New Preston, Conn, 
iv. Homer Julius, b. Jan. 20, 1850; d. Nov. 29, 1853. 



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48. Roswell 6 Scoville Jr. (Roswell 5 , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at 

Harwinton, Conn., Dec. 31, 1820; died there Mar. 1, 1894. He mar- 
ried (1) Mary Ann Palmer of Litchfield; and (2) July 4, 1855 Ann E. 
Campbell, who was born April 17, 1836 and died Feb. 7, 1907. Ros- 
well was a carpenter and owner of several farms. 

Children born at Harwinton : 

i. Ames Campbell, b. Apr. 15, 1856; m. Feb. 6, 1877 Nellie Hinman. 

ii. Mary Eliza, b. Jan. 12, 1858; d. Nov. 19, 1867. 

iii. Phelps, b. Aug. 23, 1861 ; d. Nov. 27, 1863. 

iv. Homer Roswell, b. July 10, 1865; m. May 29, 1895 Laura McConway. 

v. Squire David, b. Nov. 3, 1868; m. Feb. 4, 1891 Luella Drake. 

vi. Dennis Chauncy, b. Oct. 23, 1871; m. Mar. 25, 1890 Jennie L. Peck. 

vii. Cyril Julius, b. Jan. 22, 1876; m. June 14, 1897 Gertrude A. Drake. 

49. Squire 6 Scoville (Roswell 5 , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Har- 

winton, Conn. Feb. 16, 1822; died at Torrington May 7, 1885. He 
married July 14, 1844 Martha M. Dayton of Wolcottville. Squire 
was a farmer and proprietor of a saw-mill. 

Children: 

i. Sarah, b. Sept. 1845; m. July 3> 1&64 Henry G. Candee of Torrington. 

ii. HelenA., b. Feb. 24, 1847; m. Feb. 24, 1867 Roswell Thompson of Woburn, 

Mass. 
iii. Ida M., b. Aug. 17, 1856; m. Dec. 18. 1879 John W. Hewitt. 

50. Harry 6 Scoville (Roswell' 3 , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at East 

Litchfield July 30, 1826; died there Jan. 17, 1906. He married in 1857 
Julia A., daughter of Weaver Austin of Harwinton. He is described 
as a tall, powerfully built man of erect carriage, a tavern keeper and 
owner of the old " Scoville House" built by Junius and Julius Scoville. 
He was a Civil War veteran. 

Children born at East Litchfield: 

i. Julius Adney, b. Aug. 23, 1859; m - J an - z > I0 ° 2 Jennie H. Mhjdlebrook 

of Bridgeport. 

ii. Benoni A.,b.Nov. 3, 1862; drowned Sept. 11, 1868. 

iii. Anna A., b. Nov. 17, 1872; m. Oct. 13, 1892 Frederick Barber of East Litch- 
field. 

iv. Samuel Ames, b. Feb. 4, 1876; d. Oct. 20, 1902. 



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51. Norris 6 Scoville (Levi 5 , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen'-), born at Harwinton 

Aug. 27, 1823; died at Middletown Apr. 4, 1892. He married Hi 
Peck, daughter of A. Peck, of Farmington. As a young man he trav- 
eled through New York state and the south, afterwards became a 
merchant at Farmington, Conn., and resided there until obliged to 
give up business on account of a mental disorder. 

Children: 

i. Ella K., b. at Lynchburg, Va.; m. and d. in Hartford, 

ii. Charles H., b. at Farmington; d. in Texas; m. Susie Hardy. 

iii. Marion A., b. at Farmington; m. Edward B. Peck. 

iv. Adeline H, m. Philip D. Borden of Fall River, Mass. 

v. Julia P., m. William Wallace of Xew Britain. 

vi. William Welton, b. Xov. 15, 1869; m. Dec. 16, 1882 Augusta S. Peck of 
Wethersfield. 3 children. 

52. Andrew 6 J. Scovtlle (Levi 5 , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Harwin- 

ton Aug. 5, 1824; died at Atlanta, Ga., post 1898. He married Dec. 
4, 1844 Catherine Mitchell of Lynchburg, Ya., who was born Mar. 
3, 1823 and died at Prince Edward Court House Xov. 11, 1869. Ax- 
drew removed to Lynchburg in 1843, an d passed his later years in 
Atlanta, Ga. 

Children born at Lynchburg: 

i. Sarah J., b. Aug. 25, 1846; d. July 20, 1853. 

ii. Judith E., b. Aug. 12, 1848; m. Xov. 23, 1870. T. J. Higglnbottom; res. Louis- 
ville, Mo. 

iii. Levi W., b. July 7, 1850; m. May 30, 1872 Eva G. Lee; res. Lynchburg. 

iv. Eliza A., (twin); b. July 7, 1850. 

v. George W., b. Sept. 11, 1854; res. Atlanta, Ga. 

vi. Robert Gilmore, b. Mar. 30, 1857; d. Mar. 16, 1858. 

vii. F.annie (twin), b. Mar. 30, 1857; d. June 7, 1S58. 

viii. Dabney A., b. July 14, i860; m. Frances Hall; res. Atlanta, Ga. 

53. William 6 Wallace Scoville 6 (Levi 5 , Ezekiel 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen' 2 ), born 

at Harwinton July 25, 1826; died at Hartford Apr. 13, 1S95. He 
married (1) Aug. 17, 1846 Frances C. Harris and (2) June 1, 1S75 
Mary Alzada daughter of Joseph Hopkins Scoville, who survived 
him, and after 1901 married Lucres D. Leonard of Litchfield. His 
first wife, daughter of William Harris of Xew Hartford, was born 
Feb. 5, 1828, and died Feb. 26, 1874. Willlam Wallace was a con- 
tractor and builder, and lived during the latter part of his life in Hart- 
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Children born at New Hartford: 

i. Ida M., b. July 12, 1847; d. Sept. 6, 1848. 

ii. Alice Ida, b. Mar. 20, 1849; d. Jan. 7, 1894; m. Dec. 21, 1871 Horace Mann 
Andrews of Hartford. 

iii. Arabella Frances, b. Nov. 8, 1850; m. (1) Nov. 27, 1872 Edward M. Dick- 
inson, who was b. Oct. 1850; and (2) Mar. 2, 1889 Charles Henry Adams 
of Hartford. 

63. iv. Albert Wallace, b. Feb. 13, 1852; m. (1) Jan. 13, 1876 Emma A. Johnson; 

and (2) June 15, 1893 Mary E. Barker. 
v. Helen, b. July 10, 1857; d. Mar. 8, 1859. 

64. vi. William Harris, b. June 10, 1862; m. May 5, 1886 Christina Dora Sponsel. 

54. Henry 6 Scoville (Levi 5 , Ezekiel 4 , EzekieP, Stephen 2 ), born at Harwinton 

Mar. 5, 1828; died at Milford, Conn., Apr. 22, 1899. He married at 
Sharon Nov. 18, 1849 Hannah Salina Bierce. He was associated 
in business for a time with William Harris Scoville in New Hartford, 
but afterwards removed to Torrington and was engaged as contractor 
and builder under the firm name of H. Scoville and Son. 

Children : 

i. Ellice Mary, b. at Harwinton Mar. 8, 1852; m. Apr. 22, 1871 Alonzo J. 

Potter of Millerton, N. Y. 
ii. Charlotte Athalia, b. at Bristol May 3, 1854; m. Dec. 24, 1877 J. C. Bell. 
iii. Arthur Henry, b. at New Hartford Dec. 13, 1856; m. at E. Litchfield Oct. 

16, 1878 Ida Barbour. 
iv. Ida Adaline, b. at Harwinton Nov. 21, 1861; m. at Torrington June 6, 1892 

John Farnham. 
v. Bertha Louisa, b. at Harwinton Oct. 7, 1866; m. at Torrington Dec. 25, 1893 

Ernest Barnes. 

55. Joseph 6 Hopkins Scoville (Joseph*, Joseph*, EzekieP, Stephen 2 ), born at 

Harwinton Nov. 29, 1803; died there Sept. 4, 1885. He married Dec. 
26, 18.32 Philomela Harrison, who was born at Branford Feb. 28, 
1803, and died at Harwinton Oct. 20, 1870. He lived on a farm south- 
west of Harwinton, and was at one time also a marketman. He is 
described as a "tall, broad-shouldered man, with a smooth-shaven 
face fresh and round." 

Children born at Harwinton: 

i. Jane Maria, b. June 4, 1834; m. Jan. 14, 1S58 Edward Stevens; res. at 

Thomaston. 
ii. Albert Augustus, b. Nov. 27, 1838; d. Sept. 23, 1869. 
iii. Charlotte Lucina, b. Feb. 12, 1841; d. Nov. 14, 1882; m. July 3, 1865 James 

A. Alford. 



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iv. Joan Elizabeth, \>. Apr. 22, 1X44; d. Nov. j, 1861. 

v. Frances Louisa, b. Jan. 26, 1846; d. June 12, 1895; m. Mar. 31, 1872 Levi 

BlERCE. 

vi. Mary Alzada, b. June 10, 1849; m - (*) Ju ne '» 1875 WrtUAM W. SOOVHIX at 
Harwinton; and (2) Lucius D. Leonard. 

56. Marvin 6 Scoville {Joseph:', Joseph*, Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Har- 

winton Sept. 22, 1814; died at Hillsdale, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1867. He 
married at Harwinton Nov. 30, 1836 Lucy Ann Smith, who was born 
Feb. 14, 1818, and died at Middletown, Ohio, Jan. 12, 1899. Marvin 
removed to Hillsdale about 1840 and lived there continuously. 

Children : 

i. Miner S., b. at Harwinton Feb. 3, 1839; m. at Hillsdale Nov. 13, 1862 Frances 

M. Harris; res. at Kalamazoo, Mich. 
ii. Hubert M., b. at Hillsdale Oct. 16, 1841 ; unm. 
iii. Edwin M., b. Nov. 4, 1843; d. at North Egremont, Mass. May 5, 1880; m. 

there Sept. 16, 1868 Elizabeth M. Sheldon. 
iv. Charles B., b. Feb. 21, 1847; m - Mar. 21, 1876 Mary C. Welch of Monroe- 

ville, O. 

57. William 6 Coe Scoville (Joseph 5 , Joseph 4 - Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at 

Harwinton Mar. 12, 1817; died there June 10, 1857. He married at 
Farmington Jan. 1, 1839 Mary Ann Hinman, who was born at Farm- 
ington Aug. 24, 1818 and died July 25, 1880, after having married (2) 
Merritt Marks of Harwinton. 

Child born at Harwinton : 

i. Wallace Hinman, b. Dec. 27, 1840; m. at Kalamazoo, Mich. Jan. 1, 1867 

Josephine Adams. He was a Civil War veteran, and had 3 children. 

58. John 6 Scoville (John 5 , Joseph 4 , Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at Harwinton 

Jan. 6, 1800; died at Torrington Mar. 29, 1879. He married at Har- 
winton Mar. 30 (or Apr. 7) 1828 Maria, daughter of Hezekiah Catlix, 
who was born June 3, 1808, and died Aug. 15, 1870. John travelled 
extensively in the south as a young man, but afterwards engaged in 
business with his brother Alvah. He was a "black Republican" and 
a strong abolitionist. 

Child born at Harwinton: 

i. Mindwell Mina, b. 1829; d. at Torrington May 28, 1879. She m. (1) Dr. 

Peter Beardsley who d. June 3. 1849; an d (2) Dr. Jeremiah W. Phelps, 
who d. Nov. 19, 1890, ae. 66. 



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59. Alvah 6 Scovllle (John 5 , Joseph*, Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 1 ), born at Harwinton 

June 24, 1802; died there May 3, 1847. He married at Harwinton 
Aug. 16, 1829 Emily Hinsdale, who died Jan. 1, 1865, age 55. Alvah 
was an itinerant merchant in the south for many years before estab- 
lishing in business at Harwinton. 

Child born at Harwinton : 

i. John Hooker, b. Jan. 1, 1833; m. Dec. 17, 1862 Mary J. Pond, of Burlington; 

res. at Forestville, Conn. Assemblyman in 1873. 

60. Barzillai 6 Scoville (Champion 5 , Joseph*, Ezekiel 3 , Stephen 2 ), born at 

Harwinton Sept. 16, 181 1; died at Burlington Jan. 21, 1895. He 
married at Harwinton Matilda Batchelder, who was born May 9 . 
1812. He lived for a time at Xew Hartford, afterwards becoming 
permanently settled at Burlington, Conn. 

Children : 

i. Charles Batchelder b. at Xew Hartford July 9, 1834; m. at Burlington Dec. 

25, 1864 Ellen M. Cleveland. 
ii. Sarah, b. and d. at Xew Hartford, 
iii. Mary Matilda, b. at Xew Hartford Oct. 29, 1850; m. Aug. 10. 1874 Albro 

Randolph Castle. 
iv. Ella Maria, b. at Burlington Sept. 20, 1854; m. May 3, 1870 George 

Wright. 

61. Wilson 6 W. Scoville (Champion 5 , Joseph*, EzekieP, Stephen 2 ), born at 

Harwinton Aug. 22, 1810; died at Philadelphia July 3 or 4, 1864. He 
married at Hillsdale, N. Y., in 1832 Mary Ann Mitchell. He served 
during the Civil War, and was fatally wounded at the battle of Cold 
Harbor. 

Children born at Hillsdale, N. J. : 

i. John Wilson, b. Aug. 22, 1834; m. at Xorth Egremont, Mass. Dec. 29, 1859 

Euxly X. Benedict. 5 children, 
ii. George Byron, b. Jan. 3, 1837; m. Xov. 29, i860 Margaret Skiff, of Kent, 

Conn, 
iii. Daniel A., b. Xov. 4, 1843; m - J m Y 4> I 866 Martha. A. Merchant, who d. 

at Huntsville, Conn, 
v. Ernest, b. abt. 1850; d. abt. 1855. 
vi. Alice, b. Xov. 8, 1854; m. Oct. 23, 1873 Jacob S. Zdoier; res. at Glovers- 

ville, X. Y. 3 children. 



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62. Charles 7 Wilson Scoville {John W. & , EzekieP, EzekieP, EzekieP, 

Stephen 2 ), born at Torrington Mar. 28, 1836; died there Dec. 1, 1 
He married at Milton Mar. 4, i860 Mary Sophia, daughter of 
Chauncy Potter; she was born at Harwinton Aug. 16, 1844 and died 
at Torrington Aug. 29, 1876. He was a successful and highly respected 
merchant in his native town. 

Children: 

i. Jennie May, b. at New Hartford, May 18, 1862; m. Oct. 18, 1882 Homer 

Chidsey Wheeler, who was b. at Avon Jan. 26, 1858 and d. at Hartford 
Sept. 13, 1905. 

ii. Addle Gertrude, b. at New Hartford Jan. 1, 1864; d. at Torrington Apr. 21, 
1871. 

63. Albert 7 Wallace Scoville (William W. 6 , Levi 5 , Ezekiel*, Ezekiel 1 , 

Stephen 2 ), born at New Hartford Feb. 13, 1852. He married (1) at 
Hartford Jan. 13, 1876 Emma A. Johnson, who was born Mar. 21, 
1856; and (2) at Hartford June 15, 1893 Mary E. Barker, who was 
born Jan. 10, 1859. He is engaged in business at Hartford as an archi- 
tect and building contractor. 

Children born at Hartford: 

i. Albert Wallace Jr., b. Oct. 30, 1877. 

ii. Lester Holmes, b. Oct. 15, 1879. 

iii. Oliver Curtiss, b. June 2, 1884. 

iv. Raymond Barker, b. Mar. 15, 1894. 

64. William 7 Harris Scoville (William W. 6 , Levi 5 , Ezekiel*, EzekieP, 

Stephen 2 ), born at West Hartford June 10, 1862. He married at Hart- 
ford May s, 1886 Christina Dora Sponsel. He is a well known 
architect and builder with offices in the Times Building, Hartford. 

Children born at Hartford: 

i. John Harris, b. May 31, 1889. 

ii. Morton William, b. May 22, 1891. 

iii. Magdalen Frances, b. Mar. 29, 1896. 

iv. William Wallace, b. Apr. 10, 1898. 



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